44. Sunset Palm

Glass-on-glass mosaic

Sunset Palm, cut recycled glass mosaic vase, 2012

This is the second side of a four-sided glass vase. Although this project had begun as a “practice piece” for an upcoming major outdoor installation,  I love the way the vase is evolving into something more than just playing around.

The tesserae are cuts of broken, recycled and tumbled glass, affixed with Weldbond. The tumbled pieces were intriguing to work with. Thin cuts of the longer pieces turned into interesting shapes–scimitars, ovals, concave and convex wedges. Stacked, they rendered into a shape suggesting the grooves of a palm tree trunk.  Arrayed as a star, they suggest palm leaves.

 

~ by Delfino on 2012/12/15.

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