Summer Tumbleweed Before its Tumble. 8″d x 11″w x 8″d. Glass.
Nest Trio. 3″h. Glass nests and eggs, with found objects.
Skeleton. 5″h x 22″w x 6″d. Glass.
Laura. 10″h. Glass. This piece is a tribute to my dear friend and fellow artist Laura Donefer. http://lauradonefer.com/
These pieces are in “Living Flame”, an exhibition at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA. May 11 – June 29.
Artist Robert Mickelsen has organized an exhibition and competition. “Lifeforms will be an exhibition of the best biological glass models made in the spirit of the famous 19th and 20th century models of invertebrates and plants made by the father and son team, Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka for the Harvard University’s Botanical Museum. Models must be of specific species and rendered as accurately as possible, but artistic presentation and creative contexts are strongly encouraged.
The “juried” exhibition will be a show at the Hodge Gallery at the Pittsburgh Glass Center from July 5 to sometime in September. This show will consist of the award winning and jury selected entries only.”
For my entry, heirloom tomatoes offered by my carved wood hand.
Here is some new work. These hands are part of a series I’m calling “Offerings”. I’m making all sorts of hands, each with a glass botanical offering.
These are a branch I carved, offering a vine; two cast hands, one with silvered glass acorns, one inspired by mehndi designs, holding a transparent pomegranate. The two cast hands are life size and the wood hand is 16 inches long.