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Suzanne Kindland’s glassblowing work uses large areas of high contrast color, in dense, complicated patterns. She is largely inspired by the tangled forms and patterns of nature, and she brings the influences of a variety of locales to her art. Suzanne is influenced from years of living in the desert which asserted its influence in her work by bringing grassy background colors and bright fiery leaves into the foreground. She diversifies this work by incorporating multiple patches of glass chips, glass powders and precious metal leaf, all randomly applied at high temperature to maximize their interactions. They have an “unearthed” quality, suggesting the patina of age and the glory of long-ago opulence.