Memory stone for Habilitat

May 30, 2017

Made Special for Habilitat in Spring, 2017.

The Hawaiian lieu lye’s beneath,in a circle.  Symbolizing affection.  The volcano landscape circles the piece above,  radiating red energy emerges from the volcano, circling a silhouette of two hands (a photo of my hands). A butterfly is released. A new beginning has begun. An Orb

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The Eagle rises above, as each patient’s intention is set to do the same.  I was actually thinking the Eagle would fly around the piece. As I was struggling communicating with the team. (It took 3 people to make this piece as is.)  The fact is, the Eagle rising above is perfect. Each patient has that goal. To rise above and be the best they can be. Some things are meant to be. (Meant to be does not mean Easy.)

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The team: Sheila Morley, Marc Vandenberg, Louie Sanchez

Spring 2017

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10 Years of making glass Family beads

October 26, 2016

 

I call them Soul Gestures.

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Collaboration blahg

May 2, 2015

Working on paper weights….glass stones, heavy subjects…

Visit my website to see some of the paperweights.

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Bobby takes a bow radiating….

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These tributes to Bob Weir are inspired by this photograph by Gabriel Jones. Only 10 marble/paperweights and 10 pendants will be made with this image. These pieces will be available at the website. He is an amazing photographer and he also sells some really beautiful tie dyes. Move me brightly He represents some Master tye dye makers. And he has a Rad marble available for sale. Totally impressed.

Love and light, and thanks for reading my blahg! Sometimes I like to share this crazy art experience….One day at a time, and all good things in all good time.


The process changes with the size of the piece

April 28, 2015

Layer upon layer the images are embedded within the clear glass. The size of the piece determines what tools I need to create it.

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Most of the marbles I can make in my studio with my equipment. My torch flame, and kiln.  Each marble requires at least 4 firings, and sometimes 5 or six. I can envision future works having 10 or 15 kiln firing sessions.

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Anything larger than about 2″, I need to rent a shop for. And, I need an Assistant in order to complete the piece. Something I like to call, “An investment”.

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Renting the hot shop is very exciting. There is a sense of urgency and immediacy that I have not experienced before. My art has always had a little bit of chance art attitude. Wait and see what happens, see how things evolve.  In the hot shop, you want to know what your making before you make it. Time is money.  The more I work there, the more I come up with ways to improvise and take chances.  I am really stoked about how things are coming out.

You can purchase New works created with these techniques at the website.


Cool experience….some pictures to share

April 9, 2015

Sometimes it takes a team to complete an art project.   You can see the imagery in glass pieces we made at the New Website

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Marc Vandenberg and Rebecca Silverman checking out the transparency of the paper weight..

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A Torch in a Hot shop!! Thank the Power of the Muse and Marc!

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Fall 2013

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Why we are here


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