by Kate Hensler Fogarty
Representations of people in art date from as early as art itself. But recently many artists have chosen the medium of glass to go one step further: to portray the inner workings of both the human body and mind. Both its physical and symbolic properties make glass the ideal material for the task. Susanne Frantz, in an essay about her exhibition, "Behing the Looking Glass," argues that glass's contradictory nature enhances its anthropomorphic power: it is "simultaneously resilient and vulnerable . . . it can clarify, magnify, as well as distort."