Monday, March 16, 2009

Surfboard Art: Hammerhead Sharks Swim on This Fused Glass Sculpture

This is a stunning piece Wendy made last summer, inspired by her 18 months' service in Guam as an Air Force Airman. The base is two layers thick: clear glass over a deep amethyst glass. With glass paint, she painted the hammerhead shark, ocean waves, and other disctinctive designs on the top piece, then she "shaed" them by painting their shadows underneath, in blue. This gives the piece a beautiful depth, like the ocean itself. Dichroic glass pieces add additional intrigue. It's both art and practicality: it is slumped into a useable platter. Large: 20 3/4" x 8 3/4". On sale now through ebay for $199.99 minimum bid.

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