This workbench sets the stage for a suspenseful drama between a vulnerable pane of glass, and a pile of handcrafted solid glass hammers. The gestural piece is precariously stretched and trapped within a steel circle of hooks and springs that challenges viewers to re-evaluate their own definition of stress. The glass is emotive and tense, and as a result takes on lifelike characteristics. This quality prompts the viewer to ironically feel sympathy for inanimate matter.
In contrast to the suspended form, the pile of glass hammers is comfortably located to the right. Relations between these adverse objects made of the same fragile material pose questions about function, ritual, and purpose. This work is intended to be humorous, and empathize with individuals who suffer from stress.