Inspiration: Colorful patterns in the flowers at the Botanical Garden.
Artistic Process: The background is 2 cut transparent glass circles fused together first, then the pinwheel "petals" and center were tack fused in a separate firing for texture and dimension.
The "petals" are made with pattern bars that are assembled into a pinwheel design. See Below for an explanation of a pattern bar. The center is made with ground glass.
The glass stand is kilnformed into a shape to support the sculpture with coldworking to ensure the bottom is level and sturdy.
Dimensions: 8.5" wide x 8.5" tall x 3.5" deep
Making Pattern Bars
It takes several steps and kiln firing along with coldwork to make the pattern bars used to make this abstract art.
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