Blayney Freeman Tree

Louisville, KY

2015

32" x 32"

Fused, leaded glass.

 

Its a tree.

I wanted this to look as if you were laying on your back looking up at the leaves above you.

I was trying to hide the lead in the black tree limbs and branches. (the lead holds the pieces together) and I wanted the leaves to have a geometric quality but still be random-ish.

I learned that it takes a whole lot of time to be random.

The big leaves are of a metallic green fused on top of amber- they sparkle a bit when lit from the inside and just glow when lit from behind.

No two big leaves are alike. ("random" again).

The outside border lays out the plan- black glass fused to clear glass, the thin spaces of clear hinting at the grid work of the whole piece.