The Sea Stones are a talisman of travel, frozen in time between a boulder and a grain of sand. The aquatic realm is the root of much of my work, the result of spending my childhood years on a boat in the Caribbean. I am fascinated with corals, both ridged and pliable, which exist in endless variation, yet their common basic building blocks are hexagonal tubes made of calcium carbonate.
I use individual blown glass hexagonal ‘hollow murine’ as architectural elements that fit together to create a fluid or floating object, their orientation determining the curvature of the form. These Sea Stones depict extreme repetition of body movement through the excessive amount of small individual parts linked together; this in turn amplifies the visceral connection between the sculpture and the viewer.
6" x 5.75" x 5.5"