What is your chosen medium and what are your techniques?
I work mainly with glass powders and frits using pate de verre technique. I also like to combine other materials, such as metal, yarn and leather, with glass.
How would you describe your work and where do you think it fits within the sphere of contemporary glass?
Using non-traditional methods, my work is an expression, a culmination, of my dreams and emotions put into material form.
Tell us a bit about your process and what environment you like to work in?
I start by sketching, writing and making models using various materials like clay, paper, fabric and wax. Assembling and rearranging these models informs my glass work.
I work in my studio in my garage at home…an easy commute.
Who do you look up to when it comes to aesthetics?
Wherever I look I find aesthetics that compel me. Many times I find it in nature but it can be human made too.
What currently inspires you and which other artists do you admire and why?
Nature, dreams and memories inspire me.
Judy Tuwaletstiwa’s work is a big influence and inspiration. Her quiet yet powerful work moves me deeply.
I admire and find inspiration from the works of Andy Goldsworthy, Gustav Klimt, Barnett Newman, Mona Hatoum and many more. I love their powerful minimalism on one hand and the rich and detailed work on the other.
How are you experiencing the Covid-19 pandemic in your country? To what extent has your everyday life as an artist changed in lockdown?
The past two years have been challenging. Being isolated from everything and everyone has been hard. Not being able to travel and visit galleries and museums, I felt like I had to put a lot on hold. I became more aware of the uncertainty of life. This will find its expression in my work.