I love the way glass catches movement. It gives the impression of something happening both before and after the moment I can capture. Whether through color, shape, holes, or bubbles, the movement seems real and allows the observer to fill in what happens next. We all have an internal struggle going on – professional vs creative; proper job vs artist; serious vs fun; what’s expected of us (from our parents, our family, our society) vs what we want to do. My work manifests the push and pull of life; the inner struggle of being perfect and professional, with the creative spirit trying to break free. Sometimes the polish and proper shines more brightly. Other times, the wild side bubbles up over the top. The floating pieces are meant to be interactive. By forcing the viewer to interact with the juxtaposition, it forces us to confront our own perceptions and stereotypes.