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Cosmos Sculpture II

I just completed this fused glass sculpture for display and sale for the remainder of my PRAXIS Gallery show in Toronto’s Queen St. West arts district (running to December 30th, 2011).

“Cosmos” recently sold, a lovely creative compliment. It’s been replaced on display with Cosmos II.

This piece is based on the success of Trinitas, a 3-piece sculpture I made with fellow friend and King Township artist Ernestine Tahedl, now on display and for sale at the new Woodstock Gallery on Dundas Street until January 15, 2012.

You can merely drive by PRAXIS Gallery at 1614 Queen St. West (at Sorauren), and see for yourself. (Click here for map to gallery).

NOTE:  As I have rented the gallery, you may deal directly with me at your choice as there are no commissions paid to the gallery owner.  Contact me here. 

Cosmos II measures approximately 20″ wide, 16″ high and 4″ deep.

Contemporary Vision – Show & Sale at Praxis Gallery Toronto

 

HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE

This is a great time to buy a special one-of-a-kind piece from my portfolio.

PRAXIS GALLERY

1614 Queen St. West, Toronto

December 9th to 31st

Click here for map to gallery

IF YOU CAN’T VISIT THE GALLERY IN PERSON PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY

I’m proudly sharing the gallery space with fellow King Township landscape artist Nancy Jones.

(Click below for a larger image)

Grenadine Transom Window Series

(2011)

It’s been a while since I’ve published any of my work!

Which is not to say I’ve not been busy, for I have. In fact, I’ve had the busiest Winter since Gotham Glassworks re-opened.

I’m happy to report that I’ve finally been able to make some art for the home I share with my wife Tracy. This series for our dining room compliments a two-tone green series I produced for our front living room.

We’ve been living in Schomberg, Ontario for 5 years now and although I’ve used our space for display and many photography sessions, I’ve wanted to find some time to put an artistic footprint on this unique place we call ours.

The front portion of our house that faces Main Street dates from the 1860’s (the “rear” original portion, housing our kitchen, second bathroom, laundry room, master bath and bedroom, from the 1840’s).

Introducing contemporary fused glass to a heritage home is tricky business, for we’re big on respecting the history of this place. We intend this art to be permanent, residing here long after Tracy and I eventually move on to other pastures, decades from now if we are fortunate.

We think this series introduces a contemporary charm to an otherwise very traditional space, and they marry wonderfully. The grenadine glass compliments the traditional green and red wallpaper.

The panels hang in front of the windows, allowing air to circulate and negating any chances of moisture and mold accumulation (if this information is new to you just ask me).

Multiple fused glass techniques combine to create the visual interest apparent in these pieces. The effects I use add sparkle and three-dimensional intrigue, most apparent in the late afternoon when sunlight beans through them (though more subtle and entertaining throughout the rest oft eh day with indirect light).

Each panel measures 24″ x 12″. My kiln can accommodate sizes of up to 3 feet by 2 feet for any one panel. (Panels can be joined with zinc or lead came channel for larger installations).

Do you have spaces that can be enhanced by art? Talk to me.

Green Transom Window Series

(2011)

This 3-panel series really adds interest in the forms of texture and colour to our front living room.

It’s a relaxing, “green” inspired room and my wife Tracy wanted these pieces to add to this feeling.

Who am I to argue?

This series for our living room compliments a rich grenadine series I produced for our dining room.

Multiple fused glass techniques combine to create the visual interest apparent in these pieces.

Each panel in this case is 24″ x 12″

Do you have windows that can be enhanced by art? Talk to me.

Apparent Movement

Link to Apprent Movement - the finished work by Greg Locke at Gotham Glassworks

See “The Making Of” Apparent Movement  here.

 

 

 

 

(2009)

A mesmerizing glass sculpture! Grenadine red and clear glass with black streams project dramatic ebb and flow.

Multiple firings produced layered texture effects that display subtle variety up close and add overall drama to the work.  Each piece uniquely flows into the next, forming a closed loop.

Apparent Movement was commissioned by York Region Arts Council, chaired by Wendy Fairbairn, and displayed to media and presented on December 17th at the newly renovated Lebovic Centre at “19 on the Park” in Stouffville, Ontario.

The six-piece fused glass commissioned work was designed to be as “one” for only a short time.  Six key individuals received each piece by Wendy, a gesture to recognize and thank them for their contribution and dedication to a great and exciting cause, including: Continue reading Apparent Movement

Apparent Movement – The Making Of


See the completed work here.

(2009)

This six-piece fused glass sculpture is a commissioned work, designed to be as “one” for only a short time:  six individuals are recipients of each piece, a gesture to recognize and thank them for their contribution to a great and exciting cause.

Each piece required 3 separate kiln firings to incorporate the various texture and curvature effects.  The particular Grenadine glass Greg used possesses lots of subtle character, not to mention a rich romantic colour.  Each piece is approximately 19 inches wide, 12 inches high and  5 inches deep. Arranged end-to-end the sculpture is over 9 feet long.

The flow of energy and passion flows from one piece to another:  the six unique pieces are arranged into a continuous visual loop.  The flow of energy and passion is generated by several techniques: the waves of red and clear transparent glass; the kiln carved striped impressions on the rear and front (look carefully – there are two techniques); the whispy Grenadine stringers; and the three-dimensional wave form of each piece and their ascending and declining top edges.

The following two Slideshows and one Videoshow below demonstrate some of Greg’s basic steps in the construction of one of the six pieces that make up Apparent Movement.

Greg’s Comment on this The Making Of:

If this all looks simple then I’ve done a good job. What makes art, in my belief, is its ability to convey a sense of “magic”, not only in the finished work’s affect on your senses, but in the process of its creation. What makes you listen and watch the complex hand movements of a master harpist (my Sister is one), magician or guitarist (my Brother), practicing the best of their work? It seems magical and so it should.

Some artists fear exposure of their technique. I do not; I know that for you to attempt what I describe in these images and video you will appreciate the true complexity and discipline involved. I hope you try! Like many lucky others, you may just discover the wonderful world of glass I find myself immersed in.

Learning the making of an artwork can stimulate one’s appreciation for it and for this exciting and stimulating medium in general- that is my goal here – enjoy!

THE MAKING OF … SLIDESHOW No. 1 :

THE MAKING OF … SLIDESHOW No. 2 :

THE MAKING OF … VIDEOSHOW: