Art Deco Style
The search for geometry in composition
The Art Déco style is all about symmetry, the search for pure and simple lines, and a glimpse of cubism in the various shapes it employs. Also, Art Déco stained glass is often made with colorless industrial glass, which depends on its textures to generate varying light effects.
In my Art Déco creations, I put the emphasis on a minimal use of lines, and try to avoid entangled shapes. Thus the lead work plays a large role in the graphic composition of the panels. I use various sizes of lead to create rhythm and structure.
Stepping outside most traditional Art Déco codes, I like to use colored, mouthblown glass in my panels and to combine it with industrial glass. This gives my creations a more contemporary look, and often surprises the eye.