Bamboo mosaic with painted poplar wood "moon" and tooled bamboo "sky." Lower portion incorporates curved vines, beach stones, clear glass sphere, and blue fishing line, to represent "sea." This work is 10.5 x 10.5 inches.
"This piece is approximately 16" x 16". The materials are bamboo, carved twigs, and tooled cedar strips in the background. This idea originated with a visit to a Native American museum on trip to Montana. There was an old teepee…"
"Yes, the smokestacks are blown glass with a heavily cold-worked/engraved surface. I have a 35/40 grit grinding wheel that just eats up material but leaves a very rough surface. I then use a sealant to get the surface back to a more acid etched…"
"Yes, let's be friends Adam! Thanks for the glowing comments about my work.
Your glasswork is beautiful - great color and patina. Is that "smokestack" glass? Seeing the photo of the molten glass brings back the…"
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Yes, the smokestacks are blown glass with a heavily cold-worked/engraved surface. I have a 35/40 grit grinding wheel that just eats up material but leaves a very rough surface. I then use a sealant to get the surface back to a more acid etched transparency while still keeping a toothy, brick like texture.
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"Thanks Brigitte! I think you should be allowed to have a kit and make a piece, just for fun! Damn ethics indeed!
Thanks too for that brief re-cap of the rules. I knew we had to use a certain percentage of the kit, but hadn't had a chance to to…"
"Images of these kits have been popping up online in lots of places, I am very glad to see how excited people are about this project and the kit. I am one of the organizers of the project together with Hilary Halstead Scott and Sam Skelton so,…"
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