Bentwood glass

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Project by Arthouse posted 06-01-2014 01:56 AM 1577 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spectacular spring has blossomed on a creative canvass of color dancing in the sun , wind and rain from my latest glass sculptures. I have made two frames all out of 1/4’’ thick strips to bend into curved eye drop shapes then attach the glass to it and you have hanging tree art. First bending, glueing and clamping the frames overnight. Then I router a 3/4 ’’ round over to give it a curved dowel shaped band of glued lumber. I apply my special metal reactive finish let dry overnight then sand smooth . I then paint the frames with four different colored layers let dry overnight then sand some of the top layer to revel the bottom layers giving it a multi color . I then finish with exterior varnish and hang in a tree. The glass interacts with the wind causing a twinkling effect . The sun cast a colored shadow as it revolves with the wind. To see all the elements react with nature is truly poetic. I achieved my goal of Art that is familiar but different. All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 06-01-2014 02:53 PM

Very pretty! How large is it?

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#2 posted 06-01-2014 10:55 PM

  • I Love your design work ! Very Bold and colorful has a great calming effect . it reminds me a little of art I have seen in the Spanish Island of Lanzorote by a great artist called Cesar Manrique. check out———> Well done love your work.. BazzA*

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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