Photo: "Pearl Reliquaries"
Tell us about yourself!
I began my career as Dolores Barrett, Glass Artistry in 1999 having left the world of teaching and orchestral/choral conducting. I create my work in fused, slumped, and laminated glass adornment in my home studio in Southern California.
Why do you work with glass as a medium?
I started my foray into art as a porcelain portrait painter and the transition to glass occurred quite naturally after that. The use of glass as a medium of personal adornment had too many unexplored options to resist. It's always been about doing what could be done, what hasn't been done, what must be done....and on occasion, what shouldn't be done.
What themes do you pursue in your work?
I'm particularly drawn to the Bauhaus movement, Mid-Century modern architecture and design, and modernism in general. I am, however, mostly driven by ideas that pop into my mind until they obsess themselves into existence.
What is your dream project?
Funny you should ask, I'm currently exploring one such idea. I want to create in much larger dimensions than I have to date. Let's just say in involves 3D printing, lost wax casting, and small to larger sculptural/architectural blocks.
Why are you a member of GAS?
Mostly, so I can participate in the conferences and all the networking that occurs there. I still draw information from the past conferences I attended, and am looking forward to learning even more at Corning in June.
Member Profile: www.glassart.org/cgi/page.cgi?mid=22894&cmd=show_profile&_id=1430