“I became interested in the Fibonacci spiral many years ago. Although it has influenced my three-dimensional work, this was my first conscious effort to use the spiral in my two-dimensional work. Glass, like so many man-made construction materials, lends itself to straight lines and rectilinear forms. I wanted to use the golden spiral to abandon those straight lines and corners and explore the theme of growing, evolving and perhaps transforming.
Growth, and the movement it implies, is a broad theme in much of my work of the past 20 years. In this exhibit, circular and spiraling shapes are the visual elements that speak about the process of growth, which is seldom linear and often recursive.”
"I have been looking for a way to integrate my artistic work and my concern for the environment. I am convinced that our way of life as a species is unsustainable and that we need to imagine new ways to produce and consume. I decided to run such an experiment within the confines of my personal world. My aim is to use a maximum of recycled materials and make these materials, their sourcing and transformation the focus of these new pieces (that aim to give new perspective on how to look at them.)
This show marks both the result and the beginning of a long, thrilling, arduous, and satisfying process of transformation. For it I gathered a variety of discarded objects, (such as bicycle inner tubes, curtains, canvas remnants, plexiglass from old frames...), determined to transform them and offer a new take on how we look at « junk » and « refuse ». And, as I was coaxing myriads of rubber bits into organic shapes, I realized the transformation was working both ways: my materials were shaping me into a reluctant budding engineer, an inventor, a sculptor..."