The creative drive of artists has taken them many places over the centuries. Stained glass windows were one of the ways artists shared their visions with the world. The need for a more expressive way to share has often turned artists into innovators. Glass art is no exception to this rule. Today's artists have many venues in the world of glass to express themselves. Not only has glass art been given dimension, it has been transformed by shape, style and technique. Flat glass objects are no longer the norm in this type of art. Sculpting and shaping glass has become a form of art in its own right.