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posted on 10:01 AM, October 17, 2016

Tell us about yourself!
I am an artist living and working in the San Jose, California. I am a Bay Area native, born and raised. I started working with glass at San Jose State University when I took a glassblowing class. I remember the minute I gathered glass for the first time because I knew I was instantly addicted.

What themes do you pursue in your work?
My work always revolves around human emotions, specifically the way we learn, remember, and forget. The current body of work I am pursuing is a series of cairns inspired by my desire to remember, and the reality of my forgetfulness. Memory and monuments are two themes I am currently exploring.

What is your dream project?
I really like working in multiples and so a dream project would be something massive, with hundreds of different pieces. I have always wondered what it would look like to completely cover the walls, floor, and ceiling with small glass pieces. I wish I could transform an entire room into my own little glass world.

If you weren't working in this field, what career would you choose?
My dream job as a child was to be a tour guide at Jungle Cruise in Disneyland. So if being an artist doesn’t work out, you can find me in Adventureland.

What’s something about you that most people don't know?
I was homeschooled until I was 16 years old. I think I turned out pretty normal.

Visit Kedrick McKenzie's GAS member profile here.

Forgotten Cairn, Remembered Cairn
It Is Well

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