Lizz Driscoll’s fused glass jewelry at Cottonwood on Tejon is a unique blend of glass, metal and charm. Bright and complex, she combines personal mythology with color to create small glowing images that resonate with the divine.
Having been compelled since childhood to make art in various forms, I trained in the theatre as a costume and set designer, experimenting with
materials of many sorts. Subsequent classes and workshops in drawing, oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel as well as Art Glass…leaded, foiled, painted, and fused have nurtured my need to create. When health issues forced me to retire from the retail art materials trade, I found myself back in the studio working in watercolor and pastel. Discovering new materials now available for use in fused glass led to developing my take on fused glass painting. In my studio at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, I seek new ways to use the glass materials, to create glowing paintings with light, and an innovative approach to watercolor …my visual meditations.
I feel that the creative spirit is closely aligned with that of the individual …the images we create are transmitted through the artist and into the materials being used.
Nature has always spoken to me…deserts, woodlands , forests, skies…and I feel a closeness to the spiritual energy in these locales. I have a particular connection with the feminine energy in the universe..thus my own invented goddesses!…recently I have been working with the labyrinth concept..a place and a form conducive to meditation. And my jewelry pieces are meant to be spiritual totems, reminding us of our connection to the divine.
I wish you well and hope that my work will bring you a moment of peace and pleasure.