GLASSING THE LAND [2018, etc]

Glassing the Land [2018—] We see, frame, and know landscapes through the lens of history, cultural tides, personal experiences, and memory. Glass manufacturing is at the core of the narrative of small towns like Lancaster, OH. In Glassing the Land, varying levels of clarity and abstraction are embraced as glass artifacts physically impede, enhance, and in some cases, replace the camera lens, imagining common spaces with local significance. These images pose alternative possibilities for the crumbling identity of a fractured community dealing with opioids, high unemployment, political tensions, and loss of manufacturing. This project began in early 2018, and continues with the support of the Ohio Glass Museum in Lancaster, OH.