Catching Fireflies

“Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”  ― Leonardo da Vinci

Every so often, you come across someone who "gets it." My recent discovery of the brilliant glass artist, Alison Berger, made me realize there are still those who don't need to be shown, but who see. From her childhood fascination of catching fireflies in simple jars, to her poetic approach of modern glass sculpting, Berger understands the importance of sharing her craft in a way that is both methodical and imaginative, timeless and contemporary.

Glass is made from sand, sand is made from time...and time is memory. Berger beautifully captures this truth in her work, and I in my study of it feel like I am catching fireflies...an enlightening exploration.
 

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The Process

The Process

Chamber Pendant

Chamber Pendant

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Vessels

Vessels

Lachrymatory (Tear Bottle)

Lachrymatory (Tear Bottle)

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Pistil Pendant

Pistil Pendant

Word Pendant

Word Pendant

Scripted Pendant

Scripted Pendant

Chamber Chandelier

Chamber Chandelier

Chamber Chandelier from below

Chamber Chandelier from below

Firefly Pendant

Firefly Pendant

Be inspired...capture brilliance, study it, learn how to see.

Uniquely yours,

Kimberly