Skyline Reflections: Portland

Skyline Reflections: Portland

Skyline Reflections – Portland Initially inspired by my City Dance piece, the Portland skyline evolved into a reflection of the stormy evening sky (the glass color is actually called ‘Thunderhead’) and city lights in the Willamette River. The deep, dramatic...
Arise installed

Arise installed

A few months ago, I sold Arise to a wonderful woman, but she still had a problem; she had three windows. So we worked out a plan where I would make two more pieces to match Arise. We decided that these flanking pieces would be vertical instead of horizontal to add a...
Birds on a Wire

Birds on a Wire

This series began last fall with “Fly”, with the idea of creating some very abstract renditions of birds in flight and hanging out on power lines. Copper power lines in the form of tubing and copper channel, with a very understated cinnamon Baroque swirl glass flowing...
Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

Seasonal inspiration has long been a focus of mine, and I particularly love the representing the changing seasons. This is now the third group in this series. Changing Seasons I and II will be at the Plum Bottom Gallery, and series III is currently available in the...
I like it, BUT…

I like it, BUT…

I like it, but… the colors are not quite right. Can you make one with (insert colors here that match my decor better) and maybe a little smaller (or bigger, or longer, or wider, or narrower)? The piece they really, really liked was Winter Blue, and could a I make a...
Which way is UP?

Which way is UP?

A good design looks good the way it is intended, but also works upside down, sideways, and sometimes backwards. Balance is what makes it work, visual balance and structure. So when Iwork on a piece, I move around and look at it from different directions. I am always...
Getting Ready for the Spring ACC & Art Crawl

Getting Ready for the Spring ACC & Art Crawl

I have been working around the clock – well my feet feel like it has been like that – in the studio getting ready for the spring ACC and Art Crawl. So far, there are 7 new window panels are on the table and ready for cementing (this post tells a bit more...
Fabrication Process: Supernova

Fabrication Process: Supernova

Everyone always asks, “How do you do that?” Well, the answer to that is actually pretty simple. I start with an idea, usually a photo, or a sketch, or a painting. Then I begin choosing the glass. The glass can be in a palette that matches the inspiration...

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