In the permanent collection of the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts
How do we perceive and define ourselves? In creation defined, I examine the most profound act of defining oneself- creation. God’s and Adam’s hands from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel are appropriated as western symbols of man’s creation. Adam’s hand is reinterpreted using Fibonacci sequences; this ratio also generates the vessel’s horizontal banding. God’s hand, in black-glass, points to an image of a chromosome, a contemporary means of defining oneself. Reconsidering and recontextualizing familiar creation symbols transforms them and generates new questions. Thus, the creation of the work itself is a metaphor for the process of transforming and perceiving ourselves.