My direction and approach is partially about the process, as well as the end result; from the initial conception of the concept to the complete installation. I am linked to the color, textures, and patterns in order to bring another dimension to the overall concept of the work. This relays my ideas in the perception of the overall space inhabited by my art forms; thus reinforcing the creation of wholistic design and composition.” The term “spiral” references the intertwining and connection each of Rees’ art forms carry through one another. The energy created within each piece is tied to the next.
The concept for these pieces was to emphasize design on the inside center of the gravity platter design. The process for the gravity platter series was basically reversed so that the inside center of the piece had a twisty spiral design. As the process evolved the result created a type of button feeling in the center.
The name refers to the process. The thick dominant color wrapped in a spiral around the form. The majority of the pieces in this series incorporate a clear base / background and incorporates transparent color for the fat wrap.
These pieces are very curvy with simple shapes, forms, and color. They are similar to the Venetian series in nature. Again, over scaled, elongated tubular forms, these pieces average 30” in height. Most of these pieces incorporate a contrasting color for the lip wrap. These evolved as a collection known as the Sophy Set for Collectors.
These incorporate the traditional glass elements using an age-old technique. They are thin and somewhat dainty, so to speak, but also incorporate dragon, swan, and other bold detail features. Many of the goblets incorporate the twisty cup pattern and texture. View Goblets
Ornagami and Balls of Fire Ornaments
This series incorporates the traditional goblet techniques adjusted to for vertical hanging sculptural forms similar to ornaments. Think of simplified patterns found in doilies applied to glass forms in three-dimensions. It should be noted the exploration in adapting this process directly fertilized the creation of Aquanauts, Cosmonauts, and the unique forms found in the Spirit Catchers. View Ornagami and Balls of Fire Ornaments
The Pilsners are for drinking beer. All are approximately 6” dia. at the top x 12-14”h View Pilsners
Created using traditional techniques, this series is true to process, form, and functionality. However, they are also very sculptural due to the optics and texture. These pieces range from usable drinking glasses to ornate classical cups. View Twisty Cups
These pieces cumulated through combining belly buttons, clouds, spin, scallops, and gravity works. The intention with this series is to provide more dimensions thru layers, patterns, and transparency. The process plays a critical part in orchestrating these large scale roundels.
This series expands across several other design concepts and is named through emphasis of the process of spinning and utilizing the effects of gravity to create the form. The gravity platters often incorporate optic molds to enhance the design and have come to be known as Scalloped forms.
The name is in reference to the top neck in the forms which incorporates a curvy loop at the top. With an elongated integral tubular loop form, these pieces are average size ranging from 6” to 18“ in height. Color and pattern vary and often include the spiral wrap pattern with a single base color and contrasting lip wrap.
Open Cloud Vessels
This series expands across several other design concepts and is named through emphasis of the process of the layering of color utilizing the effects of gravity to create the form. The Cloud vessels are very large bowl and platter forms utilizing large scale frit under complimentary colors. Often the spiral wrap and spider / snake patterns are incorporated.
This series is named after the effect achieved thru utilizing a specialized optic mold which creates a distinct scalloped fluting on the lip form of the object.
The spider concept is found incorporated throughout many bodies of work. It refers to the application providing a specific spiral-dotted color pattern and is a general term used to categorize the style and feeling evoked through the form.
As suggested, these pieces are multi-colored, textured, and are in a variety of primarily platter / vessel like forms. They are all very thin. Through the final heat and spin process they are as thin as you can get; yet they are sturdy. These have been designed with influence from the icing on cake fluidity, but with the spiral twist incorporated into many of the patterns and colors in this series.
The concept is a take-off on the avolio used in traditional venetian goblets which creates focus on the patterns and colors of each piece by creating an integrated foot, or stand, that visually lifts the piece off the ground. The snake patterned concept is found incorporated throughout many bodies of work. It refers to the application providing multiple spiral-dotted color patterns overlapping one another with the slightly offset angled spacing of optical dotted patterns. It is another general term used to categorize the style and feeling evoked through the form. As these pieces developed, color was explored into the foot which proves to add to the sculptural spirit in the series. This concept influenced the Spirit Catchers, Aquanauts, and others.
The name is similar to the form in this series. Being elongated fluted tubular forms, these pieces are oversized in scale averaging 42” in height. Color and pattern design ranges, but usually incorporates the spiral wrap pattern in multiple overlapping layers.
My direction and approach is partially about the process, as well as the end result; from the initial conception to the complete installation. I am linked to the colors, textures, and patterns. My art work is designed to include full dimension of the overall concept to fruition. This portrays my sensitivity in working with this material, adapting to art works’ habitation. This enhances the overall perception of space my art forms inhabit. It reinforces fore thought of creation and continuation of my work.