Glass artist, Shannon Brunskill, talks about how she found glass, being part of a larger artist community, and the inspirations behind her pieces featured in CraftTexas 2012, currently on view at HCCC through December 30, 2012.
My work is a series of responses to moments I have experienced in life. These moments imprint in my mind and resonate with me for weeks, months or years until I respond to them physically. It typically begins with a realization of some situation I find myself in, then I begin examining the situation and exhaust all possible meanings (there is a lot of thinking going on). The actual making comes after I have deeply considered what I want the piece to say and how I want to communicate my experience to a broader audience. Although the mental process of creating varies per piece, sometimes it may take a year to completely flesh out the idea before I begin to construct the physical piece of work. The work in CraftTexas 2012 is no exception to this. Continue Reading »