As a child growing up in Texas, I loved collecting fireflies in mason jars. To make a lantern out of a jar was pure magic to me. That idea of a container holding points of light led me to experiment with placing a clear filament bulb inside a clear crystal silhouette. From there I drew upon another childhood memory – of lying in the grass at night, gazing up at the stars – to create whole constellations and galaxies in the forms of chandeliers and other large bodies of light. In my evolution as an artist, I have become obsessed with capturing specific times of day, with fixed images of light and shadow that come and go as day progresses to night.
All of my lighting reflects my fascination with the physical qualities of light and the density, form, and optical properties of crystal, and how the two interact. My pieces transmit an atmospheric, low-volume light that is subtle and meditative, like electric candlelight. For me, the objective is not to light a room in a practical sense, but rather to create a moment of thoughtful observation.