Being the daughter and grand daughter of immigrants on one side and adopted with no idea of my actual genetics on the other has always left me wondering about where I’m actually from in the world. I looked back into my personal lineage, as well as my glass ancestry for this piece. The idea being that over our lives we weave our own heritage.
The color in this piece is made over weeks of creating pattern, cutting tiles from them, making a mosaic place, and then brought into the hot shop where it was wrapped up over a bubble like a blanket. I then had a wonderful coldworker, Chris Giordano, battuto and smooth the surface for days until the texture was just right. The piece is roughly a 16” sphere.