Photo: "Morphogenetic Memory" 2015, mixed media, 20' x 6' installation
Tell us about yourself!
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ali Feeney and I grew up in the mountains of Colorado, and I am currently a studio assistant at the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio in Norfolk, Virginia. I am also part of a studio collective at Glass Wheel Studio, which is a brand new space that provides a unique studio environment.
Why do you work with glass as a medium?
I choose to work with glass because it acts as a wonderful metaphor of a barrier, like a skin that protects what lays inside. I love the transparent quality and how you can use glass to create different types of objects through various processes.
What themes do you pursue in your work?
The themes I pursue in my work are personal memory and the perspective of an adopted child. I create images that reflect my memory in a surreal way.
What is your dream project?
My dream project is to be able to cast my birth parents hands, my adoptive parents hands, and the hands of the people that organized my adoption to create an installation reflecting the series of events that went into my life.
Why are you a member of GAS?
I am a member of GAS because it is a unique organization that brings all types of artists together to create a collaborative and informational group. It connects the collective inspiration that all members share for glass which is so amazing.