This freehanging artwork was a rush job for
client. I was contacted by a design company, and asked to make a Frank
Lloyd Wright(ish) style stained glass artwork depicting the universal
symbol of orthopaedics -- a bent tree with a supporting brace -- for
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. They needed the artwork
within two weeks so that it could be photographed for the cover of
their annual product catalog (see the final cover photo, above right),
and then shipped across country to be displayed as part of the AAOS's
booth at their annual meeting. The artwork is now permanantly on
display at Academy headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois.
This artwork is leaded with 5/32" lead
the "branch" lines to which the leaves are attached (those are
1/4"lead). As with most of my artworks, the lead and solder have been
darkened with a dark patina. The artwork is shown here mounted in its
custom-made walnut frame. These photos don't accurately show the color
of the walnut frame or the brown glass used in the tree trunk. The red
circles in the upper corners are faceted glass "jewels".
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