artwork, titled Snow Geese, is
another favorite of mine from the summer of 2007. I developed it from a
royalty-free photo I found on the Internet. What struck me about the
photo was the odd combination of colors in a totally natural photograph
(taken at sunrise or sunset, I presume). As you can see in
this photo, the soft swirl of color that runs through
sky is mirrored exactly in the water. In order to
achieve this effect, I had to cut both the sky and the water from a
single sheet of hand-blown antique glass. The straight line at the top
of the sky was contiguous with the straight line at the bottom of the
water. Once I glued the paper
patterns for the sky and water to the glass, I had to cut
lines without a mishap. Any mistake and I would have had to go
back to my supplier for
a whole new (and expensive) sheet of glass.
Including the walnut frame, this
measures 23" wide and 32" tall. It is done all in 5/32" lead came.
geese are overlays that are
attached to the
front side of the
artwork with bits of double-sided sticky foam tape. All of the lead and
solder and overlays are treated with a patina that has turned them a
charcoal gray (flat gray, not glossy). This gives a wonderful match to
the solid black glass in the artwork.
The price of this artwork was
$1260.00, but it is no longer for sale because in 2014 I gave it to the
uncle who got me started in stained glass back in the 1960s.
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