Glass lends itself to experimentation, learning, and perfection of technique. Three things that draw and inspire me. There is always something new to learn, to try, to master.
"Song of Light"
"Song of Light" is created using half-inch wide strips of glass set on edge and tack-fused to retain the dimensionality and texture of the glass.
It was chosen for the the Texas Jewish Arts Association Juried Show by Juror Kenneth Craighead, of Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, August 2015.
20" wide x 25" high x 14" deep on a custom plexi-glass stand
"Windows to the Soul"
"Windows to the Soul" was cast in a single-use mold, and created by the reaction between French Vanilla and Dense White Bullseye glass.
The cast base is a combination two shades of chopped grey and clear glass.
14-1/2" x 6" x 19" high
"Breath of Life"
"Breath of Life" was created using multiple layers and colors of frit, silver dichroic glass, and a vitrigraph glass pull as the center vein. The piece was then fired on a double-layer of clear and white glass to make the colors pop. A wire is embedded in the back to allow the leaf to be hung on the wall.
The steel base was created by artist Toby Chapman.
22" x 10" x 17" high
"Eye of the Storm"
"Eye of the Storm" was created using pieces of sheet glass and multiple layers of clear and colored frit; tack-fused and then slumped over a stainless steel mold.
The base is 3 layers of iridized fracture glass.
16" x 12" x 18" high
"Mondrian Breaks Out the Boogie"
"Mondrian Breaks Out the Boogie" is a tack-fused wall-hanging glass sculpture in a shadow box, created with an under-layer of 1 mm glass strings, and a top of glass shapes, cut, broken and some melted, and melted and manipulated glass stringers.
10" x 10" x 3"
"Into the Woods"
"Into the Woods" is a tack-fused glass sculpture, created with sheet glass and frit, for a very textural effect.
The piece was molded on a steel arc so that it curves forward and stands on its own. In front of a window or back-lit, light comes through the sky and leaves and many areas of the ground.
This sculpture was chosen the the Texas Jewish Arts Association Juried Show by Juror Kenneth Craighead, of Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas.
12.5" wide x 16" high x 7" deep
"The Fabric of Time"
"The Fabric of Time" is composed of one and two millimeter glass strings, and tack-fused to retain all its texture. It was then shaped on a steel mold.
17" wide x 14" high x 7" deep
"Graph the Data"
"Graph the Data" was created with 1/4" wide strips of glass set on edge and tack-fused to retain all its texture.
14" wide x 17" high x 2" deep
"Earth, Wind and Fire"
"Earth, Wind and Fire" is a double-sided steel and glass sculpture created with artist Stephen Potter.
Steel sculpture by Stephen Potter, glass work by Nan Phillips.
75" high x 20" wide x 10" deep
"Fringe Benefits" was created with four layers of one millimeter glass strings, lightly fused together, and draped over a steel and fiber mold.
9" wide x 11 deep x 10.5" high
"Etz Chiam" or "Tree of Life"
"Etz Chiam" which translates to "Tree of Life" was created with sheet glass and glass frit, lightly fused to retain its texture, and draped over a steel mold.
21" wide x 17.5 high x 8" deep
"The Rites of Spring"
"The Rites of Spring" is a dilution technique which underwent multiple high temperature firings, and draped over a custom- made steel mold.
18" diameter x 3" deep
"Breaking the Glass Ceiling"
"Breaking the Glass Ceiling" was created with sheet glass and glass frit, lightly fused to retain its texture, and draped over a steel mold.
20" wide x 17 high x 8" deep
"Mondrian's Undoing" is a fun, textural, tack-fused sculpture in a shodow box.
9" wide x 9" high x 4" deep