Above and Beyond - Jennifer Stang Eickemeyer

BAM! It hit me one day- I want to make a dog out of glass! I appreciate beautiful blown glass, fused glass, and stained glass, but my intrepid personality burst forth to inspire me to create my shattered glass sculptures. With a hunk of shapely driftwood from our local beach, an assortment of discarded glass, a hammer, and a drive to create something new I began transforming reclaimed materials into live creatures.

What followed took my spirit above and beyond what I have ever felt. I found people's reactions to my original, life-like animals were astounding: laughs, tears, expletives, emotions bubbling over, eyes and hearts wide open. Wow. Now people bring me glass to be a part of my adventure; some ask me to make beloved creatures to see how I will interpret them through my medium.

As I have mastered the use of these rigid and raw materials to make soft-looking, sweet animals with individual expression, I find they come alive more and more, as do I.

My website:  shatteredglasssculptures.com

My catalog location: #181

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