I have had a love affair with glass for as long as I can remember. I have always had an overabundance of creative energy, working in the visual and performing arts particularly music and dance, my whole life. I love the dance of color and light I can create with glass.
My work is primarily sculptural and distinctly Contemporary with a very "organic" quality to my pieces. Each series, each piece, is rooted in a story relating to a part of my life....places I've lived, or special memories. Sometimes even people that have left their mark along the way. In addition to maximizing it's textural qualities, working in abstracts I work with the light, and the ongoing dance between light and glass that creates magnificent "shadow-plays" of color, shape and design in a space. Many of my pieces are intentionally very delicate, as I think glass is the perfect medium to make a powerful statement of how fragile aspects of life can be. Whether it's something personal that I am recalling from a memory of a very shattered past where I have been determined to find beauty; or creating pieces reflecting the environment around me, and our changing climate. My Ice Glass Sculptures are definitely influenced by the decades I spent living in the frozen Midwest winters, and my Ledges and Glass Scapes come from my life in Arizona, where I consider my "soul's home". There is a very fluid, ongoing water theme that runs through much of my work, having spent a good deal of time on the Great Lakes, and as an Aquarius; always feeling an inner draw to water by nature. The Taffy Glass TM Series has a unique story all its own relating to a childhood memory.
Nothing I do is about production. It is ALL about heart, soul and inspiration; which is how SOUL FUSION ARTS got its name. Everything around me, be it natural, industrial or entirely spiritual; I see as a creation in glass. An emotion can evoke an entire concept for a piece. For me, glass is like a living organism and I find that very exciting. Every type of glass has a personality all its own, and sometimes "it decides" what it wants to be. I believe I have to respect the glass and all its characteristics, and then a story can unfold. And with each piece, I tell a story, or give a little glimpse into my life. So it is an extremely personal process for me.
I don't "make art". I create pieces that create something in me. It feeds my soul. For me, being in the process that connects to a special, almost sacred space deep within that allows me to create; brings me into a deeper connection with the Divine. Art is a very necessary, spiritual and meditative process for me. We all need to find our inner voice.
Mine has always told me to do 2 things in life 1.) to help make the world a better place and 2.) to release joy and beauty into the world. Art is a great connector. It is my sincerest wish that somehow I can contribute at least in some small way to bringing light, joy, and mutual understanding in our world through the beauty and appreciation of art while also creating awareness of how each of us, as well as the environment we live in: are both fragile and strong, sometimes clear and sometimes a bit opaque....just like this amazing medium.
Sculptural Fused Glass Artist - CarrieAnn Therese
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Soul Fusion Arts
WVAC "West Valley Arts Council" -
WHAM "What's Happennin' Art Movement" -
SAL "Sonoran Arts League"
AGA Arizona Glass Alliance
AAA Arizona Art Alliance -
Shemer Art Museum
PCA Glass Instructor - Phoenix Center for the Arts
2016- Las Vegas International Juried Fine Art Competition
Judges Red Brush Award Recipient
2017 - CAPTURE AND CREATE EXHIBIT
Honorable Mention Award Recipient
2017 - National Liberty Museum Glass Gala
2017 - featured on Australian/PBS Television Series
"Colour In Your Life"
2018 - National Liberty Museum Glass Gala
2019 - TAFFY GLASSTM added to permanent display for innovative technique at National Liberty Museum - Philadelphia, PA
2019 - National Liberty Museum Glass Gala
2019 - Judge - 3D Fine Arts - AZ State Fair