Guustie Alvarado's Profile
Artist statement Guustie Alvarado
Glass is my passion.
I’ve been working with glass for over 20 years. I do not limit myself to one way of working with glass. I use it in jewelry, I blow glass, I fuse glass, I cast glass and I make 2D wall hangings. In the wall hangings I either use fused glass and oil paints or I cut glass to make a mosaics.
For my mosaic I look at nature. It gives me all the colors, shapes and textures I need. I take my camera outside to take pictures of flowers. On my computer I can see all the detail and close ups that I might have missed while I was outside. I imagine stories and interactions that the flowers might have. Next step is to create the piece and show with little pieces of glass what I’m already seeing in my head…
- Born on November 6
- Joined March 29, 2009