Friday, August 28, 2009
frasier the phoenix crane
I experimented with a new glass fusing method and, much to my amazement, it worked! Introducing...Frasier the Phoenix Crane! I hope to incorporate this piece into a work that uses material harvested from old obis, playing on the Japanese theme of the crane.
An interesting chemical reaction occurs between some glass colors when they are fused adjacent to or with each other -- look at where the blue and amber meet. There is a wonderful (to me, anyway!) dark line there -- that is the result of the chemical reaction. I was hoping for that line.
The crane itself is raised from the flat glass below, appearing like an embossed image. I will play in the future and try to get more definition, but I must say, I did not expect this method to work, so I am full of giggles and smiles today.