S. Denise Rouse

oval glass dish
17 x 4.5 in.

My work is called Spirit Glass; it represents the power and beauty of spiritual in out lives and the spiritual connection that we’ve maintained with our ancestral home land, Africa.

On a personal level Spirit Glass was the gift from spirit that allowed me to transition from bureaucrat and HIV/AIDS activist to crafts woman and artist.

Glass has for eons been used to express spiritual sentiment. I etch Adinkra symbols from Ghana onto and into kiln formed glass. The symbols become like God’s presence always present but not always visible.

© S. Denise Rouse