Portals: An exhibit of kiln-fired and mixed media wearable art and altar pieces created by Worth Cooley-Prost, on display at the Central Library through the month of November.
“My work is about connections of time, space and heart, and the value of looking closely. I love working with glass – it’s like an intimate conversation with light itself.
All my glass is hand-cut, one at a time, from sheets of specialized art glass, then fired in a small kiln in my home studio in Arlington. Most of my work includes dichroic glass,combining ancient methods of glass fusing developed by the Phoenicians some 4,000 years ago with the space-age principles of thin film physics used to make dichroic glass.
Glass is a visible, tangible expression of the great dance between Earth and Light – the core component of any glass is silica, a kind of quartz. Some of this Portals glass was infused with the energies of a particular full moon or new moon, especially at times of a solstice, eclipse, or a powerful astronomical alignment. (The Druids saw solar eclipses as key to recreating the world: an eclipse above means things are also eclipsed here below, releasing obsolete patterns so new ones can come through.) “