Kathy Seff

All Lined Up I
kilnformed glass, steel
11 x 14 x 7 in.

Dear Piet, Thanks
kilnformed glass, steel
8.5 x 12.5 x 3 in.

Creating geometric designs that are dripping with complex techniques is what I focus on, particularly in keeping textures on the surfaces of my kilnformed glass sculptures. Layering horizontal and vertical lines of glass and melting them at a lower temperature than the usual standard used in hot glass, allows the glass to fold on top of each other and adds a dimensional quality to the surface. I concentrate the color in the detail and work strictly on a clear base which pulls the eye to the texture I have created.

My inspiration for this exploration is the painter, Piet Mondrian, who used to layer scraps of paper on his canvases to decide on compostition before he would paint. His last work left on his easel at his death had multiple layers, centimeters deep, of these paper scraps. This layering characteristic always intrigued me and urged me to mimick a similar effect in my kilnformed glass works.

© Kathy Seff