Small Sculpture

“Small sculpture” includes objects and reliefs, sculptural vessels, and other decorative works. These assemblages are featured in galleries, museum shops and at fine craft shows.

The hand-held objects, or talismans, combine interpretations of Buddhist symbols with forms derived from nature. These pieces are meant to be affirmative and, consequently, their titles allude to both proverbs and positive states of being. Such works often feature the hand motif as it ubiquitously represents a cross-cultural human tool of communication, through symbolic gestures of friendship, generosity, holding, letting go, etc.

Technically, the glass parts are realized by melting crushed particles of lead crystal in molds using the lost wax casting process, more specifically known as pate de verre casting. Glass formed in this way is translucent and glows from within when illuminated.