Heartopener

cast glass, etched glass, fabricated steel, low-fire terra cotta

30×9.5×6 in / 76x24x15 cm

In yoga, some poses focus on opening up and expanding different areas of the physical body, such as chest openers. This piece is about the process of opening my heart, which had been numb and closed off as a result of emotional and physical trauma from my past, and the release and expansion that occurred as well as the greater sense of identity and purpose that emerged as a result.