Exciting things have been happening at Birddog Glass! A design and blow your own glass pumpkin workshop has been going on. Kevin is experimenting with new glassblowing techniques. New old stock is now available in the Gallery. This is all exciting news for the legions of admirers of Kevin Boylan’s glass creations.
Kevin Boylan, the artist behind Birddog Glass, is a glassblower and mixed media sculptor living and working in La Grande. After graduating from Eastern Oregon University in 2003, Kevin studied under Tom Dimond, the renowned multimedia artist. He now incorporates blown glass elements with mixed media sculpture, creating an abstract visual journal.
Kevin notes that, throughout the years, his work has evolved from his beginnings as a potter to a mixed media sculptor and glassblower. He derives his inspiration from exploring new mediums, learning new techniques, and examining his immediate surroundings, a process that almost always results in a nonobjective abstract form.
The common thread in his work, Kevin says, is a personal journal. While his hands are creating an object that he has “overthought” without sketching, his mind is contemplating ideas, relationships, past experiences, or daily occurrences in his life. He says that he might not know what the piece is about until he has completed it and had the chance to reflect on the process. Because he uses internal reflection in many forms to create his work, he considers it to be self-portrait work, and his work going forward is more figurative.
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