Glass makes me laugh in the way it always surprises me. The medium of molten glass is alive, having a magical and mystical quality. The heat and light that emanate from liquid glass bring me into a meditative state that fuels my creativity. Working with glass is never boring, the path you take to make work is never the same, a mirror for the path of life.
I identify strongly with a Canadian sense of humour steeped in political satire, irony, witty absurdism, drag and camp. My life and art have been influenced by such Canadian shows as Royal Canadian Air Farce, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and Kids in the Hall.
I see glitter as a medium that embodies Queer Culture in its Camp, Drag sensibilities. Glass itself is Queer to me, in its strange, odd and magical qualities it's both visible and invisible solid and liquid. The work is a reflection of my Gay, Queer identity, a self portrait of possibilities that opens ways of being for myself and others.