Cher’s works are assemblages of fused glass and extruded glass, torch work and sometimes a photo mechanical process on glass. She uses her experience as a successful watercolor painter to combine glass pieces into a vibrant work of art that can be described as paintings in glass. Each piece is one of a kind and never recreated. Cher believes that the sign of a good abstract is that the piece can be viewed in multiple orientations. Cher wires much of her work to allow the pieces to hang in multiple directions giving the owner a fresh look by turning the piece from time to time.
Cher’s work contains hints of nature, landscapes, or totally abstract images all represented using beautiful forms of glass. You will find many interesting elements fired into her glass from nude photographs, to rocks and even interesting pieces of metal. Cher creates her own stilts for elevating the glass to different levels allowing light to pass through to illuminate the glass. All work is mounted to 100% rag board, professionally matted, and shadow boxed in a black frame. Photographs do not adequately capture the true beauty and depth of color in Cher’s work.
Her work has been included in many corporate and private collections across the country.
Glass has intrigued me since I was a small child and I would imagine myself walking inside the beautiful amber glass ashtray that adorned my family’s coffee table. A painter for many years, I began to feel that I could not achieve the depth of colors that I desired. Glass soon filled that void for me leading me down a path that has become my passion. By building stilts to allow the glass to be at different levels I am able to layer the glass creating watercolor like images. I use a variety of techniques, textures and colors to give my work the feeling of movement. I hope to create works that will engage the viewer and provide them with new discoveries at each encounter.