Dale W Reiger: "Being both an abstract painter and glass artist allows my work to be fluid between two very different mediums. My intention in style is to be both primitive and elegant. Themes from my paintings appear in my glass and vice versa. Elementary shapes I use include triangles, squares and circles. These geometric forms are often translated into symbols; including windows, flags, shields and arrows. For my glass work, I use several techniques which involve full and partial fusing, combing (manipulating the hot glass with a metal tool) and casting. Castings allows me to make thicker glass, for tabletops and sculptural pieces. It allows me to suspend elements of color and shape in three dimensions."