Every morning I wake up in my home that has been severely damaged in the Napa earthquake August 23, 2014. Even though my house is broken I am not broken. I find myself repeating this mantra daily. It’s an awesome backdrop for creative portraits that I haven’t finished utilizing. I am in the midst of a transition between the brokenness and the repairs that will begin after I get all my plans and approvals in order.
In the meantime it’s a creative backdrop fill of history, story and texture. I think of moments as signatures in time and space. I could not have guessed the impact of 26 seconds in the middle of the night on an August evening would have on my life and my home.
Since 1987 I have been working with broken glass and broken plates embedded in concrete to create a new wholeness. In Prague I created a concrete table “Stul Nedbrui” or Table of Distrust, made from recycled steel, concrete, farm tools, silverware, glass plates, coasters and sandblasted wine glasses, creating a political statement of the toxins in our food.
Many of my glass sculptures broke in the earthquake. I have saved a few bits and pieces that I will at some point in the future blend together to be the source of new art work.