My most recent fascination has yielded a series of work that features sterling silver fins with burnished surfaces. Fins of various sizes and configurations provide a sense of motion and flux in direct contrast to my single-specimen works captured in glass. Through a process of placing, responding, fitting, and adjusting, a topography of fins and planes is revealed. The fascination shifts from a static, emotionally based object to a fleeting moment that cannot be pinned down.
Shadows are cast, but move with time or presentation of the work. Light pools, reflects, and highlights. All the while, crafted spheres of color protected in glass domes offer a place of peaceful rest and symmetry amidst a dynamic, moving environment.
*images courtesy of
Mary Vogel Photography