|This artwork titled, Sleeping
Beauty, is a wonderful rendition of the ballet in stained glass! It is one
of a series of stained glass artworks I have produced depicting the
ballet, one of my favorite subjects in glass.
This freehanging artwork is constructed with the copper foil method, which
was necessary because the shapes of the background pieces would not
allow lead came to be used. Also, with copper foil, I can get much
thinner leadlines, which allowed the delicacy of this artwork to show
I used two clear textured glasses for
the background. This stained glass artwork is framed in a
black lacquered wood frame. The glossy black finish to the frame
compliment the use of solid black glass in the ballerina. To further
compliment the color scheme, all of the leadlines (copper foil covered
with solder) were darkened to near-blackness with a chemical patina.