Looking back on David's first steps toward a life working with glass were admittingly taken on a trail in a Caribbean rainforest.
The year was 1994 and he stood in front of a waterfall, a hundred feet high, descending through the forest, he was mesmerized. As he walked away from the falls, with the sound fading, he remembers feeling relaxed and peaceful like never before. On a deep level I had the desire to bring the therapeutic flow of water into lives and homes.
After learning to blow glass, he began making fountains in an attempt to capture the moving water, but still, he desired to do more. David wanted to create a solid scupture that embodied the essence and movement of water - not just a vessel, but the water itself. He experimented, and eventually began to utilize ancient Italian tools along with new tools he created to achieve the style of glass work he envisioned.
Living in Washington, David travels to Seattle where he personally sculpts each wave by hand. Amidst the heat and the unexpected, he constantly is challenged by the molten medium of hot glass. David admits, "I work to freeze a moment in time; to capture the beauty, grace and power of water in its most dynamic form - The Wave."
For more inforamtion on Wight's Waves, please contct Peggy at The Gallery HB 714-845-4835.