The Glass Prize 2017
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Name of Work:"Balance"
Third Line:Bullseye Glass Artists 2020


Recently, my focus has been on how humans impact nature around us - are we acting as caretakers for the benefit of all beings, or are our actions destroying habitat to the detriment of all? This piece, “Balance” explores the relationship between humans to coyotes. We tend to think of coyotes living in the vast open areas of the western United States, but as the population of the United States increases and cities expand into the rural areas, coyotes have adapted so completely they are found living in urban areas even in the Eastern US. Is this really balance? Is this coexistence sustainable? The fragility of glass, and the precarious position of the coyote skull balanced on a human hand symbolizes the fragile relationship we humans have on other earthly inhabitants.

Type of glass used: Bullseye powders and billets

Type of kiln used: Paragon Pearl 44 and Olympic 2327

United States