John Brekke is an artist who expresses his ideas through glass. "Glass is a perfect medium through which expressing my ideas allows me to record references to events-historical and of the moment-in a format that will last for centuries". Brekke’s vessels junction as pictures of our time, though the images are influenced by other sources. The letters, at first glance, are visual compositions but after continued viewing organize themselves into words, sentences and phrases. Brekke was born in Chicago Illinois in 1955. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and is a full-time glass artist. He attended Illinois State University and the University of Wisconsin. He has been an artist in residency at several institutions and has been the recipient of many awards.