The intent of my thesis is to translate objects that relate to our bodies into glass and mixed media. The purpose of this endeavor is to create a dialogue between media and form about the fragile and dependent nature of human relationships. Glass breaks and it can be repaired. Glass objects must be handled with care. The material translation of functional objects into fragile glass forms supports the content of my work. The basic premise of my thesis is the universality of the human experience of loss. Everyone has or at some time will experience the death of a loved one.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Glass sculpture--Themes, motives; Glass sculpture--Technique; Loss (Psychology) in art
Fine Arts Studio (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CIAS)
Burrows, Shara, "Anxious care" (2012). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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