Kay McKeever

kay782@aol.com
Auburn, ME

Kay McKeever The Mosaic Sea themosaicsea@gmail.com Many of my ideas come from photos of places I’ve been but I also use my imagination when I see images in the colors and swirls in the glass. I love to envision what the glass may become and use that to inspire my direction. Much of my inspiration comes from nature in the land, rocks, leaves, trees, and water. Firing the glass in the kiln brings along the element of surprise as the glass melts and sometimes shifts. I use a higher temperature to create the background, this makes the glass more flat. Adding a second layer for the foreground and firing again at a lower temperature creates a relief and the perception of depth. My underwater scenes come from my love of snorkeling and taking underwater pictures. Another favorite activity of mine is boating on Long Lake and Sebago Lake. My lake photos inspire me to create scenes with the great blue herons on the Songo River and the loons on the lakes. I learned the technique of fusing glass in 2005 from the Maine Art Glass Studio in Lisbon Falls. There are so many different techniques one can use with glass that makes me very excited to experiment with new methods and ideas. I look forward to the possibilities. I am in my second year of retirement after teaching art in the Lewiston schools for 37 years. I am enjoying the extra time to dedicate to my art. Education background:
 Michigan State University - Bachelor of Fine Art and teaching certificate
 Lesley University - Masters in Education Boston University - Masters of Art Education