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Glass Artist Troy Moody Interprets Nostalgia and Optimism in "Home" at Practical Art

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Troy Moody has been creating original glass artwork around the Valley since the late 90s.

His unique glass art can be found in a variety of places, including custom stained glass in historic homes in central Phoenix and luxury homes in Paradise Valley as well as large-scale public art installations at the Phoenix Convention Center and the Maricopa County Superior Court Tower.

His most recent series, "Home," is the product of traditional glass techniques including blown glass, kiln casting, and glass painting/staining paired with various found objects. The exhibition will show at Practical Art from December 1 through the 31. There will be a reception for the exhibit on the 14. Practical Art is located at 5070 N. Central Ave.

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"Home" is a celebration of the diverse characteristics of glass coupled with the found object, according to Moody. He says he hopes to "explore our relationships with the material world and the by-products of our cultural narratives."

"The found objects I incorporate into my work seem imbued with a history, the resonance of life and a memory of function," he says. "The chipping layers of paint, rusted hardware and aged wood grains evoke nostalgia while the glow and sparkle of the manipulated glass becomes anachronistic and contemplative."

Moody also currently has an exhibit at Mesa Contemporary Arts where he teaches part-time, and a temporary installation located at the Scottsdale Civic Plaza, commissioned through Scottsdale Public Art.

You can find out more information at both Practical Art and Moody's personal website.

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