“Biolum” is the first part of the word bioluminescent, which literally refers to plants and animals that can produce light from within their bodies. My first inspiration for fused glass jewelry and stained glass panels hatched from imaginings of the deep sea and outer space. For this reason I chose biolum as my studio name, to encompass both the beautiful and alien, space age and primordial. This vision continues to challenge me to create works that are futuristic artifacts of glass, colorful, never before seen beacons to light and enliven modern day life. For me the word “biolum” has come to represent the techniques I have learned and developed, the specific processes, the designs I have interpreted, honed intuition, chance, and all the secrets I have discovered about glass that make my vision and artwork glow.