The initial inspiration for my artwork was an interest in the aesthetics of the seventies. I was drawn to the colors, patterns, and furniture from this era. As my worked progressed, my focus shifted to an interest in the geometric and floral wall paper patterns and fabric designs from this and other eras. I take elements from these sources, simplify them, then develop my own patterns and apply them to my glass work. Even though the seventies isn't the primary focus of my research anymore, the retro style still influences the overall designs that I develop.