Willa is a chamber of yellow light and glass hidden inside an old RV. It is large enough for 5 people to sit inside. Hundreds of handmade cast glass objects collect light from the sky. The interior changes as light shifts throughout the day, sunrise to sunset, or as clouds pass overhead.
Built for the slow read and connected to the time signature of the natural world, Willa is intended to be experienced over an extended period of time.
Viewers are encouraged to spend as much time as possible inside the piece, especially to watch sunset, sunrise, or moonrise on a full moon night through the lens of Willa.
There is no electric light in Willa.
The light in Willa comes from the sky via a transparent roof that connects Willa to the sky and its' cycles of day and night, weather, and seasons.
There are hundreds of hand made cast glass pieces inside Willa. I cast the glass myself in my studio in Taos, New Mexico. Because each mold is destroyed in the firing process, each piece is unique. There are no multiples.
I use glass and this labor intensive process to access light in my work. Glass catches light in extraordinary ways. It acts a strong collector and amplifier of light, even under low light conditions like twilight and moonlight.
Willa was built over a 4 year period.