I use the ancient medium of glass as a conceptual tool to explore contemporary ideas about mind, place and information. I came to my art practice via a career in healthcare. Working for more than a decade in Chicago area hospitals gave me a deep understanding of the importance of our surroundings to our well-being: humans thrive in engaging environments. Alongside the hard lines and repetitive forms of our cityscape, I notice the fluidity and constant transformations in our natural world. These moments fascinate me and I try to re-create them in my work. Living well in urban settings requires new ways of seeing beauty and staying connected to the natural world.
Heather Hancock is an Evanston artist exploring urban light and line with glass. Her work has been placed in corporate, healthcare and government collections, and private residences across the US.
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