Last night, I attending the Artists' Opening for a show that I have done for the past two years. It is at Gallery U in Westfield and is for social workers (which I was in what feels like a previous life-- BG, Before Glass) who create art. Last year, I submitted a piece which was the painting of a runner on glass and I had scratched quotes into it-- different things that went through my mind as I was running. It ended up being selected as the image they used for the show brochure.
This year, I submitted one that was a little more raw-- it is titled, "What You Don't See" and it is a two sided piece with one side depicting a calm, rational looking woman and the other side (visible in this picture) a sort of crazed, bloody, harried looking woman. Pieces like this are what I like to do to try out different techniques and explore new ways of approaching a subject. The images themselves are often not the type of work for which I am commissioned but they are a place for me to explore other things that can be done in glass. In this case, having 2 images that are so very different but occupy the same space and show an "outside" vs. "inside" state was what I was going for.