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.
"My subject matter includes babies, animals, and children as they embody the essence of vulnerability that is the underlying theme in my work. Currently I am exploring metamorphosis as a topic, and have been incorporating figures within figures in my pieces. Within each glass figure there is a smaller figure seen through the surface of the glass.
I think of these pieces as souls, each being pregnant with their own potential, giving birth to new, improved versions of themselves." – Christina Bothwell