I like light. I am drawn to the elements of water, ﬁre and air. They are the the oldest of inﬂuences but eternally present. I like to burn images into wood with molten glass. It is both primitive in nature, but 2012 in technique. 2,300 degree glass is a unique brush. I like to pour liquid glass into thick transparent forms that represent water and movement, I like to blow heavy glass objects that appear to ﬂoat weightless. I like subtle contradictions. I like to weave copper and bronze like craftspeople have woven natural materials for centuries. I like accepting challenges. I like to create objects that perplex other artists and intrigue viewers. I like the fact that every piece and project is different from the last. There is no such thing as a rut. I enjoy inventing techniques to bring a new idea to life. I even like mistakes and ʻlearning experiencesʼ when I am able to look back upon them after the fact. They often lead to new perspectives.
I live and create on the rural Windward side of the island of Oahu at a hard to ﬁnd place called Mosquito Farm Studios. The manifestation of a vision of a secret place of artistic and creative freedom, the result of many years of hard work, and a heap of good luck and perfect timing. The studio consists of a large scale glass blowing/casting hot shop, a metal fabrication and blacksmith studio, 2nd ﬂoor painting loft and a rooftop lounge.
Recent projects from Mosquito Farm Studios include installations at the following:
Disney Aulani, Allure Waikiki, the Mauna Lani, The Fairmont Orchid, Ritz Carlton Kapalua, the Four Seasons Manele Bay, Queens Medical Center, as well as the collection of the State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, and numerous private collections in Hawaii and the Mainland.