Why dragonflies?  Why dragonfly sculptures? Dragonflies are a symbol of metamorphosis; they are born in water and then move into the air. They also change color as they mature.  As I transitioned to being an artist, the metaphor was appealing. I had visions of dragonfly sculptures – much as I build them now – for years, long before I knew how to weld, sculpt or fuse glass.  It took some time – and about a dozen tries – to achieve something close to my vision (it’s the red dragonfly sculpture you can see here and every one I made since then).  And, continuing the spirit of transition, the dragonflies are themselves a means to an end, helping me learn techniques and materials that move me into different areas of exploration and artistic expression.


Stand alone dragonfly sculptures in the studio.


Dragonfly sculptures in their natural settings.