Catching Covid was designed and made early in the Pandemic before the rate of infection exploded. As we now know, the virus is everywhere and fear and contagion grip the community. In this glass work, the Sword of Damocles threatens the figures depicted. The horror of death and illness sweeps through the community as the virus wreaks havoc with peoples lives, regardless of age or status.
Kiln carving and glass painting are the techniques used in Catching Covid.
I enjoy allegory and making kiln formed glass works that reflect current circumstances, particularly when unprecedented in this century. I find the transparency and reflective qualities of glass fascinating. Although it is hard and durable, it is simultaneously fragile and brittle. Exploring the challenges of glass workings is my passion.