We are all constantly surrounded by something. The landscape that surrounds us shapes us and influences us as we function within it. I live in a hardwood forest on the edge of the Canadian Precambrian Shield, the change in this landscape from season to season has inspired me to examine how the glass columns can evoke a new sense of space by enlarging the groupings of columns to evoke the feeling of grove or forest. I have worked with scale to create a presence; they demand that observers engage with them in a more physical and direct way. Using numerous columns to define a space, I incorporate light through the multiple transparent or opaque glass elements. Drawing on natural and abstracted forms I have created a series of work, which is harmonious and compelling through the seasons. Light is the critical element for glass in both indoor and outdoor settings. The shifting movement of the light throughout the day illuminates the beauty of the glass elements, creating moments when it appears that the colour itself sings and that colour is actually commanding the space. When lit at night the columns take on a dramatic jewel like quality. The illumination of the coloured shafts is reminiscent of coloured lights reflecting off the surface of water at night with a slight ripple. This integration of light and object is something that I have been exploring throughout my work with sculptural forms.
There is a wide range of colours available for the Garden Groves. Each Garden Grove is designed and made in my glass studio in Apsley, Ontario. Pricing starts at $3,000. for a single Garden Column. Columns can be purchased as a single, Garden Groves come in sets of 3, 5, 7, 10 please inquire for pricing. Custom designs and custom bases are available to fit your landscape.