Alpine Panel

Alpine Panel is a seven part installation comprised of cast glass elements that float just off the wall. The milky blue translucency allows light to flow through each piece illuminating an intimate composition of ferns and branches. These botanical vignettes are created through my signature casting process using locally sourced vegetation. Sterling silver accents and iridescent earth tones compliment the chilly glacial blues completing the work. The assembled composition ultimately forms a segmented alpine tree line with the ridge of Mt. Rainier in the distance evoking the same spatial dynamics of our grand North West landscape.

Alpine Panel is part of the Permanent Collection of Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma Washington
It is installed in the lobby on the fourth floor of the new Rainier Pavilion

 

 

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Fossils

Fossils

I am influenced by the simplicity and natural elegance of Asian art. These sculptural works are my response to this aesthetic. The botanical decoration inside has been developed through my experiences and learning through my signature Cast Glass Vessel series. Although these works are not nearly as massive these stand approximately ten inches tall and feature a potent botanical composition encased within this thickness of glass. These intimate vignettes are composed from natural elements such as fern fronds, small branches and leaves. During the encasing process the organic matter is entirely vaporized by the heat of the glass leaving behind an ghost-like outline. The ephemeral imprint is brought to life with the addition of raw silver foil, metallic glass powders and reactive shards. Each of these sculptures is one of a kind and individually numbered.

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Clearly: Glass as Sculpture at CCMoA

CCMoA– CCMoA Presents –

Clearly: Glass as Sculpture at
Opening September 5 through November 15, 2015

Reception: September 10, 5:30-7 pm
Gallery Talk: September 10, 4 pm

In “Clearly: Glass as Sculpture”, the stage is set to explore a wide range of glass sculpture created by regional artists working in this medium. A few artists will be selected and recognized for their contributions by the director of the Fuller Craft Museum, Jonathan L. Fairbanks, who will also give a presentation on the history of glass. Informative demonstrations by participating artists on the various techniques used to create glass sculpture will be held in conjunction with the exhibition

The gallery talk will be held by Jonathan Fairbanks, director of Fuller Craft Museum. Fairbanks will be giving the Edmund L. Zachar Memorial Lecture.

This is a strong exhibition of contemporary glass, and I am thrilled to be showing alongside these artists. Additionally I am honored to accept the “Most Fitting to the Theme” award as presented by the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Thank you. -Oliver

 

 

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SkyPonds

Oliver-May18th44The SkyPonds installation was part of the 2008 Centennial Celebration of the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory. This collaboration between artists Joseph Miller and Oliver Doriss was a response to the unique aesthetic of this historic structure. The installation is a marriage of botanical properties and Tacoma’s tradition of glass making. The cloud forms balance each other symbolizing the delicate interaction of our own ecosystems. They participate in the daily cycles of the conservatory life, gentile condensations, rusting, growing, and evaporating. A closed little loop of life that mimics our own.

Of the original 8 mobiles 5 remain and are presently available for purchase if you’re that type. -Oliver & Joe

For more information on pricing contact Fulcrum Gallery.

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