With my work I hope to create non linear narratives using objects much like a poet uses words. The implied meaning of objects change when combined and the visual reading of the work becomes more than the sum total of it's parts, a new invention evoking multiple associations in the mind of the viewer. Making art is my way of trying to hold on to the ephemera of daily life. There is something profound in even the slightest and most subtle of human experiences. Glass, with its transparency and translucency as a material, is at once there and not there, making it the perfect poetic material to try to capture the fleeting.
After spending eleven years in Japan where he was head of Aichi University’s Glass Department, artist Michael Rogers returned to the United States where he is now a Professor in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Rogers’ work can be found in the permanent collections of the Suntory Museum of Art in Japan, the Contemporary Glass Art Museum of Alcorcón in Spain, Museo del Vidrio in Mexico, Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv, Ukraine, and the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.