In my art making I have always been attracted to color and pattern. When I discovered glass a little over twenty years ago, I was drawn to its transparency and vibrant color. The structure, color, and pattern combinations of my work are inspired by a reverence for nature. To render natural imagery such as feathers, seaweed, and cherry blossoms, I utilize the traditional Italian glass patterning techniques of cane and murrine as well as a simple architectural combination of ‘hollow murrine’. The fluid nature of the created line or form illustrates how obstacles can inhibit or enhance movement; this aspect of melting and fusing the colors infuses each piece with rhythmic movement and organic growth.