Melissa Misoda

I am inspired most by the spontaneity of working with hot glass. My work strives to capture the beauty of flowing hot glass in a single, frozen moment. This has been an idea I feel has both challenged and inspired my work. This desire to capture or mimic the motion of molten glass in a finished object has also been influential in my exploration of using mixed media as a means to convey that idea. Using delicate yet rigid metal forms to create a framework that contrasts the smooth and transparent nature of clear glass creates a visual dichotomy that further allows movement to exist. There is also something very pure about using clear glass in a world filled with color. The reflections of its surroundings are captured in a such a way that also brings the movement of the world changing around us, magnifying little details we often overlook, which also allow is to see the reflected colors in new ways.