The concept of a house is associated with many feelings. Home is where the spirit resides. Color and texture are about the senses, whether it is the calming effects of gazing over water or the riotous colors of autumn. Put multiple dwellings together and you create neighbors and community. My Glass House series is an exploration of these themes.
Glowing, molten glass is manipulated in a kiln to create unusual one-of-a-kind pieces. Once the glass is cool, the moment in time when the glass was moving is captured forever. We bring our imaginations to make sense of the abstract forms. Closer inspection reveals depth and nuance as colored glass folds and flows.
The beauty of colored crystals formed in veins of rocks was the initial inspiration for the Earth Inspiration Series. Over time, the pieces have come to include other forms inspired by the natural world. Most of the pieces in this series are iridescent accented with additional glass textures. The texture and iridescence allows the pieces to interact with their environment, changing as the light in the room changes over the course of the day.
The Story Baskets series is a contemporary take on the tradition of basketry. The focal point of my glass "baskets" is created by laying glass pieces together and melting them into a slab. When the slab is sliced, it reveals patterns created by the movement of the glass. The patterns create stories in my imagination. It is always fascinating to learn what stories other viewers creat
Sandy and her sister Nancy Pendleton have recently combined their unique talents to create a series of collaborative artworks. Nancy is a well-established contemporary mixed media artist. The sisters work together to design a glass focal point that is then put into context on a mixed media panel.
In Arizona, the collaboration pieces by Nancy and Sandy Pendleton are represented by the Wilde-Meyer Galleries in Scottsdale and Tucson.