The Dahlia Universe collection was first made for SOFA Chicago in 2014 exhibiting with Craft Scotland. I continued my investigations into gravity forming and started to explore printmaking as a way to think through designs in glass.
It was based on the then current news about Voyager I reaching the outer areas of our solar system. I thought about all the information it had sent back to earth and what it may have seen on its travels. Movement and expansion of the universe, connecting this to my new passion of growing dahlias I investigated the biological theory of Convergence about patterns of growth and evolution in different species and whether this could relate to ideas of a growing universe.
Large scale work can be found at:
Here are a few pieces from the studio.
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