Blown glass, silkscreened glass enamel print on sand-blasted and rolled clear and white glass, tin-glazed ceramic, cork, air from my mother’s deathbed, 38 x 16 x 16 inches, 2018.
My mother was dying of stage four lung cancer. I made this work while my siblings and I took care of her in her last year. She encouraged my creative eccentricities and we made art together in the last few months of her life. This was the last work I did with her, her last breath, captured within this blown glass tear-drop. The silkscreen printed and baked enamel glass image is from an ongoing exploration of the faces of Mahakala, a Hindu protector deity which I have used in a series of multiple prints and installations. I made this while working at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York, in collaboration with the indigenous Sámi, Scandinavian artist Tomas Colbengtson.