Featured Artist – Ginny King
Q & A
Q: Tell us a little about your art.
Q: What makes your work different from others in your field?
Q: What are your biggest influences?
A: The lines I see outside in leaves, tree trunks, seed pods, and the angle of a wing unfurling from a bird’s body. Also, the interaction of colors with each other. What response do I feel seeing lime green beside tomato red? What if the green was only a sliver placed beside a field of turquoise?
Q: What has changed since you’ve first started?
A: Technique practice has certainly improved my ability to create what I imagined before starting a piece. With years of experience I can focus on what a piece of fused glass should look like and not struggle so much with basic skills. It’s distracting to leave the design process or assembly to achieve a nice score line and clean break in the glass. Remembering my early years, I’m amazed that I persevered.
Q: Tell us something most people don’t know about your process.
A: Ha! The design of every piece starts with exercises to quite my skittering mind. Quiet music without lyrics is a must. And meditation is required. This mind place sets the stage for carefully considered design and execution of the idea.
Q: Does your work comment on current social or political issues?
A: No. My work is an escape from turmoil. My hope is to return the viewer to easier times; a vacation at the beach, the thrill of childhood discovery, exquisite meals shared with loved ones, or the memory of a perfect moment long forgotten.
Q: Where would you like to go next?
A: Increased complexity. Additional layers of glass. More detail. Stay tuned!