Therese Lahaie

In by Erik Pema Kunsang

As an artist I have used light and technology to reveal the nature of glass as a medium for expressing solace as well as danger.  My glass research, as you will see on this web site, spans from the micro view, making photogram studies of life inside the bubbles, to the macro view, projecting video through architectural glass.  I use glass as a reflective and refractive canvas with techniques of projecting, slumping, scouring, painting, polishing, printing, breaking, and motorizing it. Almost ten years ago I returned to the studio from a trip to Dia Beacon, NY, energized by the unexpected impact of scale in the minimalist sculpture installed there, and driven to infuse my work with similar qualities. Ever since, I have been expanding my use of LED technology to construct light environments.