On a rainy day, a window can be transformed into a variety of colorful splotches and rivulets of light. The view is unrecognizable – almost magical, because of the distorting action of liquid on glass. It’s this distortion that I find intriguing, the way it changes our perception of the outside world. Trees, cars, and houses become colorful, amorphous shapes, and the landscape, an impressionistic painting.
We all walk around with our windows fogged to some extent. Like condensation on glass, our inherent bias acts as a filter, distorting our view of the world. My current work explores how our perception is formed through the lens of our biases. I create kiln-formed glass panels that mimic condensation to present distorted views. These glass panels are installed over painted imagery or mirrors with space in between, allowing the light and color to move through and reflect off of the textured glass. Awareness of our own imperfect view allows us to be open to the possibility that there might be a larger truth we are unable to see.