The House on Fire Sculpture is part of a collection April has been working on an incredible new sculpture series titled ‘Epicycles’ that look like modern art paintings made three-dimensional. The House on Fire Sculpture is just one of many pieces in this series. Using pulled glass parts she builds these complex yet simple freestanding and wall sculptures. April uses soft, rich colors to pull your eye around the sculptures. These delightful, energetic pieces are flurry of emotion and energy and a stunning example of how creativity combats fear and uncertainty in the days of change.
In addition to The House on Fire Sculpture you can find more of April’s sculptures here including her stunning Flower Sculptures.
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Born in Muskegon Michigan, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, April grew up enjoying many summers on sandy white beaches. A natural artist, her interest in form, color, and line was apparent since early childhood. Blessed with understanding parents, April was encouraged to focus her education on the arts; exploring music, dance, and many types of visual arts. Her talent allowed her to receive a scholarship to an exclusive private high school for the arts, getting a jump start on her career. She initially focused on ceramics, then in college, developed a passion for blowing glass.
“I was in love with ceramics, but then I tried glassblowing and realized I never wanted to work in clay again, I’d found the thing I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”
Before graduating from college, April started epiphany, a business name synonymous with the collaborative efforts of these dedicated artists. Over a decade later, her success is self-evident; with pieces in prominent collections around the world, and a 4,000 sq. ft world-class glassblowing studio.