I had some beautiful sheets of baroque glass tucked away for one of those special “someday” projects. One in particular was a full sheet of beige/white with huge sweeping curves, rare and simply gorgeous! Also some large shrads of burgundy left over from a previous project. I rediscovered them during the COVID pandemic of 2020. After 2 months of self isolation, we were all anxious to “get out” and I just needed some creative escapism… something a bit different. The design concept is that of a lonely traveller on a path to destiny, head down, not knowing how much further or how long it will take. Rather symbolic of life in this strange new reality.
Baroque glass has swirls of clear and color giving a sense of fluid motion. It comes in every color, but for this project I chose only the burgundy and beige. Two of the most difficult things I have ever done as a glass artist are 1) cuting up that big beige sheet just to tease out the small central stream and 2) not cutting into those burgundy pieces anymore than necessary. Rather, just let the lines in the glass speak for themselves. Such beautiful glass!
I love this piece as it invites the imagination to embellish the story. I connect with it even more deeply as an artist; head down and driven forward. Destiny awaits.
Thank you for reading. This is A Long Journey: