Melissa Misoda

I am inspired most by the spontaneity of working with hot glass. My work strives to capture the process of flowing hot glass in a single moment. This has been an idea I feel has both challenged and inspired my work for years. My desire to recreate the motion of molten glass in these finished objects has also influenced me to further explore mixed media as a means to convey this idea. Using delicate yet ragged metal to create a framework that contrasts the smooth and translucent nature of clear glass creates a visual dichotomy that allows that movement to exist. There is also something very pure about using clear glass in a world filled with color. The reflections of it's surroundings are captured in a such a way that also brings the movement of the world changing around us.