Two years ago at SOFA Chicago 2009, I was enticed into the kiln cast glass sculpture world by a glass collector who “saw” my wood sculptures in a medium totally unknown to me at the time. I call it my “cross-over moment.”
This year, at SOFA Chicago both my glass sculptures and wood art were represented by two stellar galleries
Thomas R. Riley … my glass sculptures
Thomas R. Riley began newly representing my glass sculptures in their Cleveland gallery in October 2011. The following month, they included two of my pieces in their exhibit at SOFA Chicago. To be associated with Riley Galleries places my work among the best-of-the-best studio glass artists. For them to feel immediately confident enough in the work to invite me to SOFA was extraordinary. Quite frankly, I was and still am pleased beyond measure.
del Mano Gallery … my wood art
And then there is del Mano Gallery. In contrast to the debut of my glass art, my professional relationship with del Mano exhibiting my wood sculptures at SOFA goes back six years. I owe them untold gratitude for their representation and friendship.