Originally from Texas, Eric Franklin graduated with a BFA from Arizona State University in Tempe in 2000.  He also studied at Pilchuck Glass School in 2002 and 2004. His sculpture is built up out of glass rods filled with neon or argon gas.  The shapes are flame worked and fired in a kiln, as a vacuum pump allows gas inside. This produces a light within the glass sculpture. His work is reflective of biological processes and the glass rods begin to take on spinal or sea-creature characteristics. A relatively young artist, he has been in one-person and group exhibitions across the Western US.