As Glover describes, “Sometimes my choice is shaped by a growing idea that suggests the materials that might best give it shape. Other times the materials themselves suggest a starting place or an idea waiting discovery. The constant state of transformation reflects what I see in life around me, whether it is in the natural world or in the world we make for ourselves.”
Glover did not begin her career as a book artist. After receiving an MBA from Harvard Business School, she served as an international consultant in strategy, industry best practices, and marketing communications. In the mid-1990s, she shifted to full-time work as a mixed-media artist and professional graphic designer. “Lurking all the while within and finally bursting forth,” she says, “was a growing desire to realign my earlier studies in visual arts.”
While also making artists’ books, Glover is a lighting designer and works with textile, clothing, and furniture design.
Green Salad is a love story. It recalls a day when the artist and her young son consumed a salad that her lover had prepared the night before, but which was left uneaten. The boy found the salad particularly delicious, and while watching him eat it, Glover was “exquisitely engulfed by love for her man and maternal love for her son.”