Constant Companion / by Janis Miltenberger

Constant Companion, 10’H x 11’L x 4’D, pictured here at the Bellevue Art Museum’s “Glasstastic” show 2019. Photos by, Alec Miller Photography.

Constant Companion, 10’H x 11’L x 4’D, pictured here at the Bellevue Art Museum’s “Glasstastic” show 2019. Photos by, Alec Miller Photography.

I have vivid memories of time spent swinging on park swing sets. Thinking back I realized that while swinging I was accompanied by an additional presence, in the vague shadow form of sadness. Swinging allowed a private contemplation time, perhaps even the motion itself allowed a physical/neurological component which tapped into some deeper part of my young self. 

Glass in this instance is acting as a good metaphor for childhood; dreamlike transparency, combined with natural integrity and fragility.

I would like to thank Artist Trust for supporting this work by choosing this project for a 2017 GAP grant.

Sounds, faces, interaction.