I was inspired by the big circle near the top and then played around with the other pieces of found steel. The gears at the top were added together to make one big gear.
Growing up in a rural setting was the inspiration of my work. The natural outdoor setting gave way to exploration and exploration gave way to creative expression. There is a rare beauty in found materials and at a young age I discovered a new world. Taking something that was previously used and diminished and making it once again useful and beautiful. I have always enjoyed the process of creating something out of nothing by igniting its beauty through my interpretation of my findings. I am drawn to steel, stone and kiln formed glass as my main mediums but am comfortable in many and incorporate them into my work as needed. My informal and formal training has led me to experiment and be creative in the serendipity of the materials that come to me. I love the strength and the nature of steel and the vivid colors of the kiln formed glass and bringing them together is something that is natural for me. My studio is set up to accommodate both the design and production of the kiln formed glass and also for steel welding and construction. My studio is located approximately 8 miles from my home just outside of Chaska, MN, where I reside with my husband and children. My work is exhibited throughout the Midwest and Coastal United States. I welcome corporate and private commission work by appointment.With the constantly varied texture of steel, Cindy finds rhythm and likes to see where it takes her and what kind of art it becomes. She started incorporating kiln formed glass into the mix after designing a piece for a client. She fell in love with the color and vividness it brings as well as the contrasting look with the steel. Her studio is set up to accommodate the steel welding, cutting and construction as well as the glass design. Her studio is located just outside of the city she resides in.