Silent Amplifiers (Mutual Dreaming), blown glass, carved selenite, 23x23x11" each, 2019

Silent Amplifiers (Mutual Dreaming), blown glass, carved selenite, 23x23x11" each, 2019

Silent Amplifiers (Mutual Dreaming), blown glass, carved selenite, 23x23x11" each, 2019

Silent Amplifiers (Mutual Dreaming), blown glass, carved selenite, 23x23x11" each, 2019

While I have previously made works that directly amplify audio, I am equally interested in works that suggest sound, and further have the ability to suggest sounds that could be inaudible. In this case, the amplifier is a traditional physical form that literally amplifies sound. It also references the shape of an expanding universe or black hole. The circle is a universal symbol and symbol of the universe. It is also symbolic of the Divine Feminine in sacred geometry. Light is critical to these works as well for its transformative, and ethereal qualities and is suggestive of the cosmic.

The word iridescence is derived in part from the Greek word îris, meaning rainbow. Iris in turn derives from the goddess Iris of Greek mythology, who is the personification of the rainbow and acted as a messenger of the gods. This surface finish is suggestive of mineral specimens and the colors found in rose quartz, amethyst, and calcite etc. Dichroic or “two color” glass was first used in 4AD while modern dichroic was developed by NASA. I am drawn to this surface finish due to its ability to change colors depending on the angle of light and that it includes the spectrum without feeling overwhelming. I love that it simultaneously references some of the most cutting edge technologies used for space travel as well as ancient Goddesses. Furthermore, the oldest specimens of glass from Roman times are all coated with this finish because of the reaction with the soil they were buried in.