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

- Chinese Proverb

Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light was successfully funded through Kickstarter.

Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light from Dan Driscoll on Vimeo.

Project Proposal

As an artist, I am inspired by the beauty of natural surroundings. I have spent many years observing nature on Nantucket Island as well as in other parts of the world, taking advantage of the diversity of marine life, mountain environments, and wooded areas. In this project, I will be focusing on sea glass; something that can be found all over the world, has been celebrated by many different cultures, and which is accessible for all to enjoy.

This interactive installation will be made of hand molded glass and tumbled glass shards of various sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. There will be a sand path meandering through the center of the glass landscape, with a boardwalk rhythmically following its curve. The public will be invited to walk on the path or boardwalk, which is wheelchair accessible, to ensure all visitors can be active participants. The audience will enjoy the glass installation from outside, inside, or above the boundaries. They can touch or play with the glass as well as walk barefoot in the sand.

The hand molded pieces of glass used in this installation range in size from a small leaf to the size of a very large rock in shades of aqua, jade green, clear, yellow ochre, red, and cobalt blue; each piece is original and unique in feel and texture. The glass shards are made from recycled bottles tumbled in a cement mixer. The hand made shapes are created from "templates" that I drew influenced by pieces of sea glass that I have found.

The video above was created by Dan Driscoll.