Black/White/Red Incalmo Orb Diptych, 2004
Incalmo Orb in Red, Brown, Ivory and Yellow, 2009
New York I, 2003
Incalmo Orb in White, Blues, and Red, 2007
The Incalmo vessels series represents an ever-changing examination of color contrast within a more sculptural format. This work is as tied to American Modernist painting as it is to the Venetian glassblowing tradition. I use traditional techniques in the hotshop, layering color into the surface, but seek to deconstruct the vessel and its traditional functionality by carving away at the glass surface. I work with a definite emphasis on altered forms and vibrant colors to create strong, dramatic atmospheres in these sculptures.