About the Artist
Bill Geller is besotted with glass. He defends it against other artistic media with the fervor of a man upholding the reputation of his inamorata.
“With painting, your materials are the canvas and the paint,” says Geller, “With glass, you can paint on glass, you can melt it, you can manipulate it, and the only limitations are your ability with your hands and this thing called creativity.”
He adds a “how do I love thee” list of its virtues:
“You have a solid object that you can see through. Its colors change with the weather and the time of day. It can be sandblasted; it can be carved; it can be etched with acid; it can be painted.”
Geller’s love affair with the medium has lasted three decades. When you see what he has learned to do with glass, you can understand the attraction.