My interdisciplinary approach to glass art is influenced by my training in ceramics and interior design. As a glass artist my work is based on a technique I pioneered during my studies at the Royal College of Art in London. First I break laminate glass. Then I use coloured inks and pigments and texturing materials to add an image to the broken glass, while using the randomness of the cracks in the glass. Lastly I use a two component cold curing silicone gel to laminate a covering sheet of toughened (tempered) glass on top. Sometimes I shatter the toughened glass to create another layer. To finish the work of I always laminate a covering sheet on one or both sides.
In the poured silicones I add pigments and natural materials such as leaves, plants, and minerals. When I shatter a layer I will remove parts of it to reveal the underlying image. Therefor my art is always very multilayered.
Overall my approach is spontaneous and explores the behaviour of materials and texture. My work is mostly experimental, pre-occupied with light, space, texture and form, while design is strongly incorporated into my commissioned works. It is the tension of accident and control in my technique which defines my process-led approach.
Inspired by the elements found in natural landscapes my work explores the relationship of organic form within the built environment. My artworks incorporate vivid colours as well as neutral tones. In general I prefer abstract images or tend to abstract images that are not.
Subjects also include a series of culturally inspired themes such as ‘New Icons‘ and the Middle Eastern amulet commonly called the evil eye. They take on a variety of approaches. They can be wall mounted, architectural wall panels, sculptural glass installations within residential and office spaces, and landscape design setting.