The inspiration for my work has always been nature. The contrast between the highly technical process of flamework and the seemingly spontaneous, organic beauty of Earth's creations drive my work. Growing up in SW Oregon sparked my fascination with nature and its many wonders. I try to imitate its natural patterns, textures, colors, and forms. I seek to explore our complex relationship as humans with our planet. Glass, consisting primarily of the most common element on Earth, silica, is a remarkable medium to capture the gracefulness, fluidity, and flow which surrounds us. I am the sole creator of each glass perfume bottle. They are blown and/or sculpted from borosilicate glass with a special torch using a process called flamework.