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glass in a kitchen is common. This is a walk-in kitchen pantry
door. Like most of the commissions I do, a lot of the clients'
input goes into the final artwork. In that sense, this is a good
example of personalized stained glass.
case, the clients specified
exactly which fruits, vegetables, and seafoods were to be included in
this piece of kitchen art. They even showed me a bottle of their
favorite wine, which I included
in the lower left portion of the artwork. This piece looks vastly
different when the light in the pantry is turned on, although the
glasses were chosen primarily for the way they would look with no light
coming through them.
I try to let my clients make as many of the
artistic decisions as possible... my job is to offer suggestions and
they make no mistakes they will later regret. When all is
done, I go back to my studio
while they go on living with the artwork, so who am I to say what type
of shellfish to immortalize?
did this project back in the 1980s, long before digital photograpy.
That's why the quality of this image is so poor. For example the black
mass to the right of the wine bottle is a head of green leaf lettuce.
And you know what? That head of lettuce is still as green and crisp today as
the day I installed this artwork!