As an artist I enjoy exploring the visual relationship between color, texture and light. I utilize a unique technique that I have developed. To create my works of art I begin with a specialty coated glass which I cut, shape and then fuse in my kiln 12 hours hitting temperatures around 1500 degrees. Once the glass has been cooled and cleaned, I place it directly into wet acrylic paint that I have textured onto a frame of my design built with aluminum and wood. After everything has completely hardened, which can take a week or more, I continue to add layer after layer of paint. Once these have dried come days of removing the excess paint that has covered the glass. This is my favorite part of the process as it is when the true beauty of the piece is revealed.
Christine Hausserman is an abstract mixed media glass artist currently living and working in San Diego, California. She combines the luminescent and vibrant effects of fused dichroic glass with the tactile properties of acrylic paint in earth tones. What characterizes her art is the unique way in which she explores contrasts in color, light and texture.
Christine’s complex process involves adding and removing many layers of paint on the glass using an impasto technique to achieve a myriad of reflective qualities. The viewer’s perspective continuously evolves with the ever-changing quality of light, time of day, and the position of the viewer. The multi-faceted visual effects are mesmerizing.
She creates her works of art in a variety of sizes and proportions and mounts them on wood and aluminum. They reveal a dynamic contrast between organic and technological characteristics. Her circular compositions signify unity and the balance of masculine and feminine counterparts.
The artist’s creative innovation has attracted many different private and public collectors that include the USC Medical Building on the USC campus in the Los Angles area. She has received awards in many juried art shows that include Best of Show, North Park Festival of the Arts and two Second Place awards in Glass at Indian Wells Art Festival. She has also exhibited at the Beverly Hills Art Show. Her art has been featured in the Los Angeles Register, Art Catalogue by the Sea, and About Town Magazine, among others. She has made numerous television appearances with her art.
Born in Wisconsin, Christine received her BFA with a concentration in New Genre from Sierra Nevada College in 2003 where she was on the Dean’s Honors List.