Glass artist Christina Bothwell works with cast glass and raku clay to create ethereal and often narrative sculptures. Bothwell’s work examines mysteries of the body and soul. Through her delicate and at times whimsical renditions of humans and animals, one may see the allusions to life and death. These ideas are pushed as many of her glass sculpture are impregnated with objects – often faces, or babies.
“I believe our bodies represent a small fraction of who we are.
In my work, I suggest that there is more to the world than what we perceive with our five senses. I use cast glass in conjunction with ceramic (and sometimes found objects) as a way to portray the ways in which the nonphysical, or spiritual elements interact and overlap with the corporeal.” – Christina Bothwell