November 27, 2005. New York City, New York. Catherine Woods was a 21 year old dancer from Ohio who had moved to New York several years before to pursue a career in theater. Joining her in New York was an on again off again boyfriend, David Haughn, who lived with her in a second floor apartment in Manhattan. Catherine had also dated a man there by the name of Paul Cortez who was active in theater, music, and was a yoga instructor. After the young dancer was found murdered in her apartment one November evening, these two former love interests of Ms. Woods would both be considered suspects. Both seemed to have motives and both were confirmed to be in the area around the time of the murder. A bloody fingerprint and disturbing journal entries from one of these men shifted the focus of the investigation. But did detectives ignore crucial evidence in their quest to find the killer?
Catherine Woods has a visceral passion for color. She shares the possibilities of ever-changing light through large-scale glass sculptures that change from every angle, and shift their appearance by day and by night. In a conversation rich with laughter, Catherine details the work involved in public art commissions that combine art with engineering and construction crews. She explains the practicalities of leaving a secure job for a full-time art career, and the work required to push beyond simply ‘okay’ ideas to discover sparks that both scare and excite her as an artist. Catherine shares the lure of creating small-scale models and monumental sculptures, of using cutting-edge technology but knowing when to work by hand. She studies the history of art while constantly exploring adventurous new art around the world.Find out more about Catherine Woods’ artwork at:http://cglassstudio.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=2595&Akey=EGW9FJRWArtists mentioned in this Interview:Olafur Eliasson - http://olafureliasson.netLucian Freud - https://artuk.org/discover/artists/freud-lucian-19222011Anish Kapoor - http://anishkapoor.comAnselm Kiefer - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anselm_KieferHeatherwick Studio, London - http://www.heatherwick.com/#Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St Louis MO - http://pulitzerarts.orgRachel Whiteread - http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/rachel-whiteread-2319Arts In is produced by Matt and Sheila Cowley. Executive Producer, Barbara St. Clair for Creative Pinellas.