Growing up in North Dakota, my work is influenced by that pristine, snow covered landscape and the clear, icy light of winter. I like to make pieces that give the impression of opening up, finding a mysterious beautiful interior. My Saturn pieces are an example of this. They are blown glass spheres with multiple layers of colored and clear glass sometimes with tiny canes wrapped around a central core. When cool, the sphere is cut open like a geode, faceted and polished.
I use a number of color techniques: colored glass canes to produce precise striping, colored powders to create layers, and solid color to create color fields.