Suzanne Arden

Showing work in JRA Day Online and at JRA Day In Person

Artist Statement:

Like everyone I know who works in glass, I was hooked the moment I cut my first piece of glass. Since that class, I've taken countless classes trying to master yet another skill ... and another ... and another. The possibilities in glass are endless, which is both a blessing and a curse, and the space between ambition and skill set can feel like the Grand Canyon gap of frustration. But it is too engaging to step away from.

As a life-long photographer, I'm working out the intersection between my photographs and my glass work. The most fun for me is translating a landscape photograph into a glass block with multiple layers, trying to figure what goes in the foreground and the midground and the background. It is all still a work in progress ...

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Photos by Lindy Paul