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Description: 4' X 8', trade out of work between artist. 1123 pieces of glass ( note the relevance of phi ) I wanted this piece to be in proportion to phi as much as possible, but limitations of the install kept it to 4' X 8'. I designed this window using Adobe Illustrator CS3. The amber border width is 1" and the spacing of the blue background is also one inch in between the parallels of the amber. I used four typed of glass in the background of the border to achieve a smooth gradient from dark to light as it rose through the vertical plane to the top. The Eagle is all hand painted and fired. The $!^ CREW on the bell is screen printed and fired. The tattoo guns and piercing needles are mirror to achieve more of a stainless steal effect. I sandblasted a hole through the center of the mirrors and inlayed a painted piece of glass for the motoers of the gun. A large variety of sizes and styles of lead came were incorporated for depth, as well as extending the tips of the wings over the border and cartooning style of glass on the bell. The name of the shop is all original typography, no fonts! I wanted this piece to incorporate styling from the tattoo world of art and stained glass traditions without being heavier towards one or the other. I also wanted to bridge these two styles with a little Americana. I mocked up the entire window with photos of all the glass i chose for the piece in Illustrator. I must have changed my mind 20 times before I came up with a color balance that I liked, lol. This was designed for a lightbox with 1/16" diffuser and Color Led lights for a more natural light. This photo was taken on my utility light box which has fluorescent bulbs and always overexposes my photos.
Height: 563 Width: 750
Posted by: Phi at July 05, 2010, 02:32:17 PM
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|October 09, 2011, 05:52:17 PM|
Thanks Tod. There is no external steel bar reinforcement on this piece. I used thin steel reinforcing inside much of the came for strength, and it's installed between two pieces of 3/8" tempered glass in a custom lightbox. I built a new wall in the shop and used 2 x 8 framing so i could build the lightbox into it. There are two access doors on the rear side of the wall for lighting issues. I'll upload a few more.
|March 06, 2011, 10:58:37 AM|
Nice work, indeed. It just surfaced again due to berringer's comment. I do wish there were a few more pics and your notes, while interesting, are not complete enough for me! Do I see some reinforcing hidden behind the panel, for example? Any clues as to the types of glass used? I'm all about details. ;- }
We don't see enough larger panels here, so the teaching and learning opportunity is great. BTW: It's too bad your leopard panel pics are now missing.... I seem to remember them from last summer.
General & simple info: Phi (golden mean) and 0-1-1-2-3... (the beginning of a typical Fibonacci sequence) are related and Phi (the glass-dude) has used these in this panel (1123 pieces of glass). I love personal touches like this in ones work.
Again, nice job. - Tod
|March 02, 2011, 05:37:55 AM|
Good looking work...What is a PHI???
|July 05, 2010, 03:00:56 PM|
Very impressive window Phi.
I like your short story on how it was made.