Divided, 2014 • 164 Main Street
“I am an identical twin. Half of me is somewhere else unconsciously shaping my view. This unknowing perspective drives me to explore endlessly. My current fascination is with trying to capture a moment in time to remember something of value. I get out of bed because of color. Color sets my fields on fire. I’m a visual thinker trying to find the nuances of movement and apply context. Often it appears to be a matter of fight or flight. I’m accepting the idea that it’s not a choice between the two but a challenge to simultaneously deal with both.
I’ve chosen glass as a material to paint and sculpt with for its translucent and hidden qualities. Creating organic textures that begin to scratch the depth of nature reveals bold and yet subtle changing light and shadows which can extend beyond its boundaries. By manipulating a material with my hands as a mold form and using heat to let glass have its way with it, I try to realize just what is beyond my grasp. These tangible outcomes reveal more than I can ever verbally express. This is an ongoing process of searching for the emphatic energy that is distinctly dark and yet lustfully light.” JS