Josh Simpson

"Josh Simpson is an artist who chooses to confront glass with his own vitality, passion, intellect and skill. He attempts not only to probe and question the definitions and standards of the past, but also to open himself to the improvisational possibilities of glass."

"Looking at his recent work, it is apparent that Simpson's personal aesthetic and passion reside in the cosmic universe and the natural world. Like fragments from the big bang and pieces of nature's offspring, Simpson's sculptures capture the process of making, thereby reinforcing their implicit sense of life. The magic and alchemy inherent in molten glass, with its gorgeous and perennially cool appearance, provide Simpson with the means to express the wonder and mystery of the universe. In Simpson's glass, idea, technique and form are truly integrated and become one."

-- Michael Monroe