Lisa Schnellinger, the artist behind Fused Light Studio,
creates unique glass art and jewelry, and abstract photography.
Her mission is to illuminate beauty in all its forms.
My art education comes from my travels. I learned design, color principles, the uses of light and form, from places, cultures and creators in more than 40 countries.
The classrooms of my art education were these:
- Grottoes of Buddha carvings in Dazu, China
- Coral reefs of the South Pacific
- Secret passageways in the pyramids of Giza, Egypt
- A Tuareg jeweler’s tent amidst the dunes of Timbuktu, Mali
- Groves of lady slippers in Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
- Pillars of Roman ruins in Palmyra, Syria
- Fairy castles at twilight in Cappadocia, Turkey
- The Pacific coastline during a storm in Olympic National Park
- Sand dunes and city lights in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- The cells of departing slaves on Goree Island, Senegal
- Salty blue streets of Cahuita, Costa Rica
- Morning-lit walls of the Grand Canyon
- Voice-lit rooms of Yad Vashem, Israel
- Brilliant colored murals in Mexico City
- The winding stone walls of Great Zimbabwe
- Abandoned barns of snowy northern Ohio
- A shop filled with blown glass in Herat, Afghanistan
- White-washed walls stretching to the sea in Casablanca, Morocco
- Michelangelo’s David, in Florence, Italy
- Dimly lit cases of 5,000-year-old pottery in the Shanghai Museum, China
- Savannahs of lions and zebras and elephants roaming across South Africa
- Bas relief walls curving around Angkor Wat, Cambodia
- Sunset campsite below Denali, Alaska
- Karst mountains rising from Hailong Bay in Vietnam
- The view of Islamabad from Margalla Hills, Pakistan
- Terraced fields and volcanoes of Indonesia
- and many others…
All the artists who came before me and all the beauty arising from the planet live inside me, and continue to teach me.
From this diverse aesthetic I reach to find mediums of expression. I let these spirits seek their way through my hands.
This is my art – bringing the world to you in a form that you can hold.