A few photos of the masks that I made for La Grande Fleur - shown here as window hangings, but can also be hung on a wall.
Into the kiln just before sunrise... as a result of my having too much caffeine the day before...
The parrot trimmed in dichroic glass was inspired by dichroic glass scraps that fell into the shape of a palm tree. The wing is "padded" for three-dimensional effect.
The lazy ol' sun (with black glass vitrigraph chin curls) was slumped over a bisque mask. With reflective mirror lensed shades... He's so cool.
Doesn't it just make you want to lie in the sun on the beach?
Originally began as only a headdress to adorn a sun face slumped over a bisque mask, which isn't in the photo - but you can see it at the studio.
Became quite an elaborate piece... with frit-painted facial features on the almond glass face.
The headdress is cherry red glass sectioned by noodles of marigold and black. Plenty of dichroic glass accents on the headdress, which suspends the face with brass chains adorned with flashy glass beads.
These will both be auctioned at La Grande Fleur. I hope they go to wonderful new homes...
Don't they both just make you want to lie on the beach in the sun?