Glass is Geological

"Artisan Made Gemstones"

Glassmaking is the human expression of a geological process. In fact, glass is geological. Minerals have always captivated me with their color, clarity, and infinite geometric permutations. Of all the images, objects and art I have seen, still it is these natural crystalline forms that strike me. They express something enormous that is otherwise, almost impossible to voice. Akin to the felt language underlying a resonant piece of art, minerals speak precisely of their making. They require no interpretation. I am fascinated by the sheer fact of their existence and circumstantial nature of their variety. Every formation the terroir of its origin. Human participation was absent but nonetheless, I wanted to be part of it.