Thursday, June 7, 2012

"The Source"

($250.00......10" x 10" .......fused glass presented on an easel or glass hardware to mount on the wall)

"Fruit reveals the nature of the source." Just as you would not expect to get oranges from an apple tree, so you would not expect wise words to come out of an unwise person's mouth. Whatever a person says reveals the source of their thoughts.

This is a three layer glass collage fully fused in a kiln. The neat thing about glass is that transparency and opacity can be showcased together as a powerful contrast.

Because I also do so much mixed media, I see many similarities between this type of glass work and mixed media. Design is design regardless of the medium used. In fact, it is a good idea to get out of your comfort zone and work in a different medium. It can spark a new direction of working. This type of glass work has taught me a lot about how a particular color block can change the value of an image painted on top of that block. For instance, the apples were created with the same glass powders and were the same value until yellow glass was placed underneath one of the apples. So the "take away" for mixed media artists is that changing the background color for just a small portion of a piece can create this type of value change and "veiled" effect. It creates mystery and depth in the work.

Also, the texture on the bottom right is black powder on glass with parts of the powder removed. Placing a red piece of glass underneath created the value change and also tied it to the red in the apples.

And so it goes. Every day an experiment and pushing the envelope. Just a few more things to think about.

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1 comment:

  1. Dee - regardless of the medium you used (and the results you achieved is absolutely wonderful!), the color is what captures my attention! I love your use of primary colors (paired with complimentary green) in this piece! Well done!