Two-foot-square or so mosaic made using only glass I found in the trash can of the stained glass room. Seriously, art students, stop throwing away so much usable material! :-P I had no pattern for this and made it up as I went along. I wouldn't have put that whirlpool-wormhole-thing at the bottom in retrospect, but other than that I like it. Pretty much the entire "sky" above and below were filled in over a single night to be done in time for the last possible grading day. That ALWAYS HAPPENS. :-D Towards the end I was falling asleep while working. I had spread glue out and was actually drifting in and out of a dreamlike state while laying those red bits down. TRIPPY! XD
Completed December 2008. After grouting it, I started to clean it, but after a certain point I decided I liked it the way it was and left the rest of the grout on. :-P
Anyway, this is a currently unpainted semi-large bust sculpture of a dragon character I'm working on. I've still got a long ways to go in thinking of a background story/profile on her (yep, it's a she) and her species, but in general, these dragons are peaceful and intellectual, usually preferring to negotiate over conflicts with others instead of diving into heated battles. Though just because they don't like to fight, doesn't mean they aren't capable of inflicting some serious damage.
Moving on, I'm having a hard time coming up with a color scheme for these big creatures... I'm imagining dark, cool-type colors for the main body, with maybe some small accents of bright spots here and there... but not too bright overall. I'd like to avoid red, I just don't think it'd suit them...
if anybody wants to offer some suggestions, I'll try them out and mix 'em around, see if I can get something I like.
Playing around with stained glass, trying to do an original piece in the style of Mucha and the Art Noveau of the turn of the (last) century. I think it turned out pretty decent; still need to get to the level of the majestic gothic cathederals of old Europe, though I think it would have looked a little better with a more extreme angle in the border pieces, but that was about as steep as they could be accurately cut. This is a colaboration piece; my dad owns and runs a Stained Glass Studio in Minnesota www.stainedglassstudiostpeter.com and has been doing glass for about 25 years now. I do design by drive by, lol! I had sketched this out a couple years ago based on a photo by ~Especial so with a little urging I cut and painted the face and borders in stages, and picked out the colors/textures for the glass. He took it from there, cut the remainder of the pieces and did all the soldering work. As he's a nine hundred miles away, yesterday (when he figured out the serries of tubes that is the internet lol ) was the first time I've seen how it came out. Pretty sweet!! Anyways, there are two more installations of the mucha serries "times of day", so look for those to be posted here in the future. (see [link] )
[Edit] 18April2010: I visited my dad's studio last weekend, and in addition to photographing the two new Muchas (see above) I took a new pic of this, too. Even added a bit of backlight so you can see the colors and textures of the glass better! HOWEVER, the old photo is still here [link] for you to check out
One of my many "want-to-do"-projects is making marionettes. I started it a few years ago by creating two puppets' heads. This one is a blind old man, a seer or beggar. The material I used is some air-drying modelling clay. It is very light weighted and can be worked on after drying.