I made this in February after a much needed winter break.
I really liked the layered glass pieces I began last summer and they are really all I am interested in making now. This continues with that process. The down side of creating them this way is that it takes two to three times as long to make one, but I feel the resulting depth they have when seen in person is worth the extra time and expense it requires. Basically there is one papercut between each layer of glass. In this one, for instance, there are three panes of glass for the three individual cut pieces. When placed together, it creates a false 3-D effect.
They are also quite heavy.
Here are a few new things that I will be showing at Eight Art & Design in Sheboygan next month.
More details to follow…
I started this a very long time ago.
It ended up being so large that it was difficult to work with in the limited space I have, so I only brought it out from time to time when I didn’t have anything more convenient to work on.
I’m still not certain I’m finished with it. I may change the colors up and I’m not sure the background it right.
I guess that means it’s a work in progress.
The solstice is at 10:48 (Central time) tonight.
Enjoy the darkness.
Some people don’t understand what I mean by scale.
The tether and ribs of the lantern on the left and the ribbons on the maypole on the right are the smallest parts of the papercut I’m making.
To determine the size of the finished piece, I need to know how small I can properly cut them out.
I will make one or two pieces to determine the scale the smallest piece needs to be in order to know the size of the finished work.
Often the theme of the finished piece is not reflected in the scale study, therefor I will sometimes create a new symbolism in the study that has no place in the parent piece.