Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The finished mural
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Attaching the fused glass Luna moths
My ceramic crows & cast glass ferns
Fused glass Luna moths with Nancy Miller's mosaic glass panels
Putting the "Lady of the Library" into place.
The finished project features: agate/glass mosaic panels made by Nancy Miller, my ceramic crows, fused glass Luna moths, rusted metal frame and leaves, painted figure and background, the Two Harbors # 3 Train, the Two Harbors lighthouse and ore docks, the woman's pin features the Edna G Tug Boat, her book features the John Beargreese Sled Dog race, Her hair features lamp-worked native flowers.
Nancy Miller adding rocks to my ceramic crow tiles.
Nancy Miller's ceramic leaves being painted
Nancy's ceramic leaves after firing
My glass cast leaves made from a graphite mold I carved.
Fused glass Luna Moths I kiln fired.
Graphite mold I carves to make the glass leaves with ceramic test.
Cut steel for tree structure before rusting.
Cut and shaped leaf elements before rusting.
Pressing the fiddle-head ferns with my dad.
Pressed fiddle-heads- still hot!
Nancy Miller's glass/agate mosaics.
Pressing the fiddle-head ferns with my dad and Nancy Miller
Me rusting the frame parts.
Detail of Lamp-worked flowers being added to the woman's hair.
Finished piece installed at the Two Harbors Public Library.
Placing the first element- the clouds.
Details when installed.
Nancy Miller attaching the stained glass part while I design the fiddle-head and leaf area.
Lots of time spent on ladders.
Working things out on my living room floor!
Bending the steel leaves.
Some lamp-worked flowers.
Initial drawing - sketch for the woman.
Very first concept sketch!
My ceramic panels before the rocks were glued- working out ideas.
Woman while being painted and then shown completed.