by Shawn Waggoner

The purity of glass engraving adds a spiritual dimension as its transparency and mirror surfaces provide different insights on the human condition. “In more than one way, we can see through the images engraved on its surface. Often I use the glass in its character of a window or a doorway, sometimes to suggest isolation or entrapment, sometimes with the figures poised between two worlds. Sometimes they confront an opposite or a mirror image. Glass is a surreal material. It is there and yet not there.”