P. Wessman Fused Glass plates
I have always been captivated by patterns and structures in nature. I once saw a mural that depicted the microscopic and the cosmic showing their similar structures and I loved it. I will travel far and wide to view rock formations up close, spend hours watching wave patterns in the McKenzie River near my studio or at the Oregon coast, and as a gardener observe vein patterns in leaves.
Color is my other love. Having worked for almost 30 years in clay and glazes I have to see the color in my head, because what one sees in the raw liquid glaze is not what one gets in the finished piece. I am also now working with glass, and what I see is what I get, with the lovely addition of colors melting together to form new yummy treats.
My process for the fused glass plates is that I create four plates in a series. I let my imagination fly within a structure of color theme or subject reference. I am heavily influenced in my glass work by artists I have long admired--- Klee, Miro, Kandinsky.
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