Video Interview with Judy Tuwaletstiwa
In January 2012, Judy Tuwaletstiwa began working with glass powders during an 18-month residency at Bullseye Glass Resource Center in Santa Fe, and discovered a material that synthesized and expanded the concepts she'd explored for almost 50 years as a visual artist and writer. Previously, she had worked with various media including paint, sand, feathers, sticks, and other natural materials with acrylic on canvas, but glass absolutely captivated her.
"The materiality of glass, its relationship to geologic time, light and transformation, its nuances of color, opens a door into a landscape filled with endless possibility," she said.
Tuwaletstiwa received her Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley in 1962, and her Master of Arts in teaching at Harvard University the following year. Since then, her work has been presented in exhibition around the U.S., and is held in several permanent collections, including that of The Corning Museum of Glass. She has also published several books, including Mapping Water in 2008, and Glass in 2016.
As an artist Judy's philosophy might be "experimentation based on years of being an artist(s)," ... "always asking, 'What happens if...' and then, seeing what happens."
Watch the video interview to learn more about Judy Tuwaletstiwa!