20+ years designing with glass.
When I first started making Trees of Life, I did not give them a background. Then I got the idea to use stained glass as the background. It was a perfect combination!
I have always loved stained glass, especially the infinite variety of colors. I took one stained glass class and started incorporating it into my work. After a few years, I had accumulated lots of small pieces of scrap glass. Not wanting to be wasteful, I bought a glass kiln and taught myself to fuse. Now I use fused glass elements – trees, leaves, turtles, etc., in my fused glass landscapes.