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By Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan
The Herald Sun of Durham 

Bottling light: Artist shifts lens of mental health


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Artist Catherine Edgerton starting making stained glass kaleidoscopes the year she stopped drinking.

"I was leading a pretty extroverted, chaotic life, and stopping drinking was kind of a shock. Making kaleidoscopes was a way of exploring solitude, and experimenting with light," she said. That was in 2014.

Edgerton went on long walks with her dog, Harvey Sue, a pit bull and black Labrador mix. Walking near train tracks, she found pieces of glass from broken bottles and "all these transculent treasures." Seven of her kaleidoscopes — as well as 19 prints of collages ...

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