The monster series began as a therapeutic exercise to help me cope with a stressful pregnancy and a traumatic birth. I decided to make my son’s room a soft monster theme, because though it was scary and intimidating, this journey was also cute and cuddly. The soft sculpture eventually turned into glass when I returned to the studio. I applied the same theme, and played with the idea that when you approach scary and intimidating with humour and love, perspective changes.
With life and glass, I am driven by the idea that happiness can be chosen — that a sense of humour brings about a cheerful, lighthearted attitude and the people, environment and things we choose to surround ourselves with contribute to our well-being. I strive to produce art that is uplifting, visually pleasing and functionally beautiful.