This free standing sculptural piece incorporates a sumi E style image on kiln formed glass. The brush strokes were painted with water based paints suitable for firing to 850 degrees Celsius. Using a soft chinese goat hair brush, in this style of painting economy of stroke is important. The figures are formed using only sufficient marks to express the posture and relationship between the mother and child.
All materials are found/recycled (except the paint) using tin float, broken glass and a base of driftwood. (height approx 30 cm)
I started working with kiln formed glass being attracted to the sparkle of dichroic (a little bling). But very quickly the painter in me pushed that aside (although I still do some) and I met the challenge of painting watercolour style miniatures on tin float glass which is then kiln fired. MUCH more unique and each is an original, one off, work of art. The medium captures the feel of our special island and I call them Tasmanian Moods on Glass. Available direct from the artist and at Dean Walker Design in Burnie. Tas.
Glass workshop Wednesday feb15th 1 till 3 at Forth Art Studio. ph 0364282675 (2 vacancies)