I listen, and I forget
I see, and I remember
I do, and I understand

- Chinese Proverb


Sea Into Glass | Bigelow | Laura's Beach | Morocco | Stromatolites



Each piece of glass is inspired by the shapes and colors of sea glass. I am experimenting with the return of these objects to the environment from which they were conceived. What would not have been, but what has become the possibility of discovery and transition. These pieces of sculpture when grouped together on coral that used to be, on coral that still is, on stromatolites, and on other rock formations by the water become expressions of experience, intrigue, and surprise.

There are only a few locations on Earth where stromatolites still exist. These structures that resemble rocks are microbial mats, and one of the oldest living life forms on our planet. Typically, their outer surface is dominated by cyanobacteria, which bind particles from water and often calcium carbonate, a common component of many rocks, sea shells, and pearls. Photosynthesis by stromatolite-building cyanobacteria produced the oxygen that made complex life possible over 3.5 billion years ago.