Virgin Sacrifice #1 is part of my exploration of using stained glass and paper clay in mixed media sculptural pieces. The skulls in this prototype piece are commercially available molded plastic, but I hope to master the 3-D printer well enough to create custom designed pieces. Virgin Sacrifice #1 takes the Floxnia format to a more complex form and perhaps into a different dimension. 10″ x 10″ x 10″
Masks are ubiquitous,part of every culture and serving a variety of functions, so there is no specific culture or function which served as the inspiration for my See No Evil Series. I just felt like doing a few, playing around with form and expression. Hand built raku fired paper clay and mirrored glass. 13 1/2″ x 6 3/4″.
The White Lady, is a hand built and glazed paper clay sculptural figure set on a two-tiered MDF base with an irregular opaque black glass mosaic. It draws its inspiration from the works of Amedeo Modigliani and from some pieces created by the Cambridge Glass Company in the 1920’s. The tiers are offset to accentuate the curving lines of the sculpture. 13 1/2″ x 10″ x 10′
“Eruption” captures the explosive grace of a volcano. It is composed of stained glass and ceramics which have been fired together to over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit and is a companion piece to “Night View of Kilauea” $350.00 6″ x 13″ x 1″
I’ve started experimenting again with using stained glass and paper clay fired and fused together as part of both two and three dimensional pieces as well as a component of mixed media sculptures. Like Green Orchid Floxnia and Night View of Kilauea, Crucible #1 is composed of paper clay and stained glass fired together to over 2000 degrees F. It incorporates various underglazes, low fire and cone 6 glazes and is part of my Series: “Crucibles, Cauldrons, and Calderas”. 7 1/4″ x 7″ x 7″.