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.