Articles/Media - Artist Harvest Spotlight

Bill Meek shapes his work to capsulize a thought or symbols in sparkling and fluid motion. Self taught since his early teens, his pursuit of artistic expression was transformed in 1978 when he began to incorporate carved glass into found objects from ancient forest fires in the national forests of California. His sandblaster, used to blast the ash and dirt from his wood materials, became a carving tool for glass.

Relocating to Houston in 1981, he accepted commissions for large glass chandeliers, fountains and stairwells from residential and corporate projects. Occasional breakage of the flat glass pieces led to his experimentation and development of sculpting broken glass as its own medium. His unique style of sculpting with hammers defines his works as new, powerful and innovative.

Whether large scale, kinetic, playful or symbolic, his love for his medium and his positive view of life show through his creations. The move to Wimberley in 1998 with his wife Valerie and their two sons Alex and Dylan was Meek's conscious effort to tune in to his art and inspire his creativity.

Meek is represented in the fine galleries in the U.S. and his work is in private and corporate collections around the globe. In Texas, his work is in the permanent collection of the George Bush Presidential Library and Metropolitan Insurance. He has received commissions from the Houston Museum of Fine Art and from Enron Corporation. His most recent work is twelve murals of the Old Testament for Beth Yeshuran Synagogue in Houston.

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Houston, Texas 77007
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