Over time the farmers barn has expanded to manage larger equipment, so too, glass art has expanded to manage a widening definition. My thesis is a comparison of values in the history of glass art and the architecture of where I grew up in northern Midwest America. The barn, like glass, has come to impact me beyond utilitarian use. They are both sources of inspiration that serve as creative sources. The barn is a symbol of the American frontier, much like glass has become a symbol of my frontier.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Glass art--Themes, motives; Glass art--Technique; Barns in art
Fine Arts Studio (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CIAS)
Leetch, Steve, "Behind the plow" (2011). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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