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“Looking back, my first steps toward a life working with glass were taken on a trail in a Caribbean rainforest. The year was 1994 and I had hiked up a small trail toward the sound of moving water. Before me stood a waterfall, a hundred feet high, descending through the forest, ferns, and cliffs. It was a cascade from a painted dream, and I was mesmerized. I watched how the water began to gather in the river above and brake apart into segments as it fell, before collecting into a perfect pool below. As I walked away from the falls, the sound fading, my mind and body felt relaxed with a calm I had never experienced before. On a deep level I had the desire to bring the therapeutic flow of water into lives and homes. “---David Wight
David Wight is an internationally recognized glass sculptor whose art can be found in public and private collections worldwide. Born and raised in Bellingham, Washington, he had always felt a strong connection to the water and finds inspiration in natural world and the forceful energy, surge and undulation of aquasphere. Returning from a trip exploring tropical Caribbean waterfalls White found the inspiration for what would become his life's work - to bring the rejuvenating power of water into people’s lives. Finding guidance and mentorship at the esteemed Pilchuck Glass School, he explored, experimented, and in time created the tools and techniques to capture the continuous movement and flowing nature of water. Perhaps best known for his glass waves, in recent years White has expanded his oeuvre, utilizing natural elements including lava flows and atmospheric formations as his muse.
Honing and developing his creative techniques for over 25 years, he artist crafts each of his unique glass sculptures using the molten liquid of hot glass as his chosen medium embodying the beauty, grace, and power of water and nature in its most dynamic forms.