Artist Linda Backus

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As a glassblower I work with vessel forms: both traditional and free form.  I utilize bright, intense colors and various decorative glass elements in my pieces.  These decorative elements, lamp worked cane, frit (crushed glass), murrini (cross sections of canes), glass threads and shards are placed in patterns and designs.  They are picked up on a hot glass bubble and become part of the finished piece.
The influences for my work are numerous and varied.  I have drawn inspiration over the years from numerous sources. Impressionist paintings, tree branch and butterfly wing patterns and underwater vistas have all found their way into my designs. Recently I witnessed a total solar eclipse; a sight so profound that it changed the direction of my work. Now, I incorporate coronas, stars, light waves and horizons as images in my pieces. In over thirty years of creating glass art, my passion for it has never waned and I continue to look forward to each new work I create.

M.A., Art Emphasis in Glass, California State University, Fullerton,?Fullerton, California.B.A., Art, Emphasis in Crafts, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
EXHIBITIONS'Celebrate Colorado Artists' Roxborough Arts Center, Littleton CO, August 2011
“Through the Looking Glass”. Glass and Photography Exhibit, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts. Palmer Lake, Colorado, July 2007.
“From the Earth”. Lakewood Arts Council. Lakewood, Colorado. May [...]

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