Loris Dawn Nygaard
I create everyday, it is my solace and my passion. Life is my art.
In 1995, Loris Dawn took a stained glass course when a friend said there was one spot left in the class. That was the beginning of it all. She literally stumbled into it. I found that the colours were so inspiring, the excitement of working with glass had a nice buzz of adrenaline, and I discovered I could sculpt with wire creating 3-D pieces of artwork.
Her work is intricate, ornate, one-of-a-kind, spiritual, colourful, and produces stimulating effects from the mesmerizing designs of her gem and filigree work.
What surprises her most about her art? How it evolves from concept, to choosing colour combinations, from the beginning to the end without much expectation, letting the moments make decisions. Completion after using the patina, changing the silver solder to black, waxing and polishing, then the moment I get to hang my work in the window and see the light through it, or when the I turn the switch on and the light shines through my work. That’s the best moment of surprise ... how it has all come together.