|Into the Fire|
What are you passionate about? I recently had the opportunity and privilege of photographing a glass blowing exhibition. It was a demonstration hosted by their venue, Studio 7 in Bernardsville, NJ. (http://www.studio7artgallery.com/html/gallery.html) The glass blowers are all master craftsmen and well recognized artists. As I watched and photographed these amazing people creating, it occurred to me that there is a parallel among all artists.
Doug Merritt is a master glass blower who specializes in creating art glass by fusing glass rods into a blown piece of glass, creating the look of embedded flowers. Doug has been working with glass for over forty years and his pieces can be seen in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Wheaton Museum of American Glass, The Smithsonian Institute, and many private collections.