Maple BirchwoodThis was a commission for a bathroom in Saint Paul – obviously there were some privacy concerns, which were easily alleviated with the more opaque glass choices. Plus, in general, if you hang something in the window, your eye will automatically be drawn to the object in the window, rather than the view through the window. So even with the few pieces of clear textured glass (the birch trees) people really don’t look in the window. They look AT it. Which makes my job so much more fun!

And cool deal, this piece was chosen to also be a part of the American Craft Council’s designer home décor exhibition “Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft” at the ACC Show. This year’s theme is “4 Elements,” where designers and architects will create room vignettes inspired by fine craft that visually communicates one of Mother Nature’s most awe-inspiring design elements – earth, air, fire, or water.

Since this is installed in a bathroom and I can’t very well take it out, I will be creating a new piece of artwork in a similar composition for the show. “Fire Starting in the Birch” will be coming soon!