Project accepted for BAM! Glasstastic: the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial 2018
This past year in America has been “the year of the snake”: a crazy year of polar swings, from negative to positive and back again. What better to represent it than a snake? Historically, the meaning of a snake swings from the negatives of venomous, vengeful, and vindictive to the positives of fertility, rebirth and healing. This seems apt. My proposal is to build Viper. It is snakelike in appearance, but is meant to represent the aftermath: the snakeskin left behind. As a snake sheds its skin and is transformed, Viper is the hope for transformation and purification in the year ahead.