This blog is where I talk about my three passions: Glass, Gardening, and my Straw Bale Home. I have a front yard edible garden where we produce a lot of our family's food, I am a recycled glass artist, and I am building a straw bale house. "All of Green Glass" is both about the recycled (green) glass, the (green) garden, and the (green) house.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Stained glass Christus
I was asked to do a stained glass picture of the Christus statue originally sculpted by Bertel Thorvaldsen for my wife's Aunt. A replica stands in the LDS visitor's center at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. That version is surrounded by a wall mural of space with stars and planets. This picture reflects on that background. I have used little glass bobbles as stars. The panel is 24 inches tall and 18 inched wide and has 154 pieces and is done in the Tiffany style of copper foil and solder. My wife's aunt said that her husband would make the frame to match their existing decor if I were to make the light box. I will try and get some pictures of the piece once it is in place at their house with the frame on. This was a fun commission with surprisingly few pieces. If you are interested in purchasing one, contact me.