From the beginning of my career in glass art, what intrigued me most was how glass appears to change as light passes through it. I love the way a stained glass window lights up differently depending on the time of day, the season of the year or even just changing weather. I started on a quest to build structures to hold up the glass pieces I created so they could capture light. When I discovered welding 3 years ago, I was hooked! I started making steel sculptures with an eye to the future on how I would complete them with glass. This piece (which I blogged about on September 16) started with a glass piece I fused in the kiln and then I went to work creating a steel stand that I hoped would be as interesting as the glass itself. The piece, "Into the Deep," was in my studio during the holiday season when one of my customers stopped in his tracks and stared at it. He said he had been looking for something "blue and interesting" to brighten up in a particular spot in his home. Yesterday I delivered it to its new home and we both spent time looking it as light passed through it. If you are interested in sculpture- both free-standing and wall sculpture- I'd love to talk with you about it.