The first thing we see is the first mark, the first blob of paint that has been applied. Everything that follows in the process of making can only be seen partially, or not at all in the finished work. Some marks can only be seen in the moment of making.
When we try to understand time and being we look back towards beginnings. When we try to understand the evolution of things we try to trace our steps backwards.
In meditation we try to be here, now. No history, no anticipation.
The reversed glass paintings visualize such a momentary presence whilst turning our habitual way of experiencing upside down, questioning conventions of perception.
When a glass painting is finished I turn it over and we start at the beginning.