Rhoda Baer

Tell us about yourself.

With over 20 years in the photography business shooting everything from superstars to death row inmates, charming cobras, and hanging out of helicopters to get the right shot, it seemed holding heavy chunks of optical glass on a diamond disk grinder going 1100 RPM’s was the logical next step. 

What themes do you pursue in your work, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work

The shapes and colors in my glass sculptures form a set of relationships independent of any subject matter; they have a language all their own. Renowned artist Henry Moore observed, “…whether we know it or now, we are emotionally affected by shape, pure shape, by roundness, squareness, sharpness.” Communicating this emotional, often subliminal relationship is part of the challenge and an integral part of the work. 

What is your dream project?

I will have my first solo museum show in Washington, DC at the American University Museum in the spring of 2021. 

Why are you a member of GAS?

In addition to the educational opportunities, GAS offers a gateway to viewing the best glass being created around the work today and, at the same time, provides a stage for established and emerging glass artists.  

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