Now and then when work comes back from an exhibition I get a humorous surprise. A bamboo tube stuffed with packing peanuts.
My client Su and I preparing the glass parts. One by one we will replace the paper templates.
We hired professionals to install the anchors and hooks.
Painting the hooks to blend with the glass.
The pieces are concave, some as deep as 6-7 inches, so we get beautiful shadows.
Final "fitting" of my commissioned piece. Paper templates allow for lots of experimenting. Next, one last component, final touch ups, and then installation!
Here is a wonderful video about one of my idols, Judith Schaechter. Judith has brought the ancient technique of stained glass into the modern fine art context, with narratives and images "transforming the wretched into the beautiful".
The Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, Gadsden, AL, April 15 - June 19, 2016, solo exhibition
The Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall, TX, March 22 - May 28, 2016, group exhibition
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX, 2017 dates TBA