October 10, 2007

Heather Palmer, glass artist






I love glass and especially work that is inspired by nature. Yesterday Heather Palmer from San Fransisco dropped a note into my mailbox with these beautiful works and I am so thrilled to share them with you. She works in both functional and sculptural glass and each piece is not only unique but full of beauty.
Here is her statement:
Statement
I have found that my work almost always uses the repetition of a single element to achieve an overall gestalt. Never a forethought, I find myself making small things and putting them together to make something larger, something new. I am intrigued by this additive process of many small parts. Everything in our world is made up of parts. From the smallest thing, like an atom, to the human body, to the universe, these ‘wholes’ are made up of things smaller, and in turn smaller made up of smaller. These smaller things define the larger whole. This is also true of the more ethereal things like memory and emotion. Our lives and our identity are also compiled of smaller things, all making up our experience and our ideology. It is from this fascination and investigation into the the micro, into the small, into the parts, that I find inspiration.
We are in the process of getting some of this beautiful glass into artstream, so stay tuned to see it in the shop!

7 comments:

red-handed said...

There's something dark (as in German forest dark) about these pieces too ...

L said...

Hi,
I like reading your blog from time to time, and I'm an artist too.
I do graphic design right now, but am about to take a job teaching art with the public schools. I looked at your art website today too and loved your paintings. I'm hoping to get a chance to do more personal work with my new job and the summers off. Have you always owned a gallery? That is one of my dreams to do one day.
Lori

hrsj said...

aaagh! This glass work is gorgeous! i heart i heart i heart...

Gretchen said...

That top piece is to die for! Love it, do you know where she sells?

susan said...

Gretchen,
She will be selling with us very soon - stay tuned!

Mira said...

Oh yes, this is gorgeous. Organic. I Heart, heart, heart too!
Mira

IMEDAGOZE said...

wow. a delicate piece.