Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"Power Through"

($150.00.....8" x 12"......kiln formed glass.....presented on an iron easel or glass hardward on a wall)

"Power through relational roadblocks on your knees." There is not one person who has or is experiencing a relational roadblock. Prayer is the answer to your peace and the path to reconciliation.

This piece is kiln formed glass with a definite feel of mixed media. The same things I have been creating with silk tissue paper and its supreme transparency is the same thing that happens with glass quite naturally. It's called a three layer collage in glass. The extreme texture you see is the result of stacking glass that has been textured and fired and then put together again in layers and refired.

Layering always creates depth. The secret to effective layering is keeping your colors and imagery clean and crisp. If the individual images of the layering is "muddied" or unclear, then the layering is not nearly as effective. It is also important to think in terms of contrasting opacity with transparency.

This way of layering, whether it's glass or silk tissue papers, is one of the most effective ways to learn about design. The ability to move things around and see things in different arrangements gives you the freedom to explore without the threat of disaster looming over you like a cloud. You will know when it's right. And since it is impossible to look at cut up glass before it's fused from across the room, just lay it on a sheet of foam core on the floor. That places the piece far enough away from you to actually see if it's working or not. So there you have it. Just a few more things to think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

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