Monday, February 25, 2013


($250.00....8" x 12" .....Kiln Formed Glass Collage.....Presented in Limestone)

"And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:11....NLT) This piece was created for an upcoming Easter Exhibit with the theme of "Fully Alive". What you see inscribed in the glass is what is commonly referred to as non verbal lettering. In other words, it is non readable. This particular passage came to me because of the non verbal lettering,  but I felt like it would visually work better to leave the verse off of the piece and explain it in the interpretation.

This is a kiln formed three layer collage. It will be presented in limestone. By creating a large sheet of the same texture and expressive lettering and then cutting it up and reassembling it into a collage, the impact is greater than it would have been had I left it in tact. 

This is a point to remember when creating a larger work for mixed media or collage works of any type. Disparate and cut up parts often come together to create something quite remarkable that would never have the same impact had the piece remained in its original form. 

What does make works like this dynamic and successful is having the separate pieces share a common denominator or two. In the very textured areas of this piece, the common denominator was the technique used. It is the same technique with different colors. by cutting them up and alternating them, the design became much stronger. This type of collage design work is especially useful when trying to figure out how to salvage a piece that simply doesn't work. By using some cropping "L's", you might find some sections that would work quite well with yet another piece. And on it goes....cut it up...recycle...reassemble...etc. And 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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