Much of the work viewed here employs the use of optics to create a modern interpretation of the portrait and caricature, a genre of art, that dates back to ancient times. The transparent and refractive qualities of glass provide the dynamics for this. The facial features are fixed on a single 2-dimensional plane, cased within the solid glass. Once the modules are cut, polished and reassembled, a wide variety of optical results can be seen from the different angles. In this manner, both the two-dimensional images and the sculptural forms are in visual balance. I hope this work exhibits a deep understanding of the material, reflects our present moment and engages beyond the visual effects.