Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Floating World

I am continuing in the use of stencils and powders in a more elaborate way, in my glasswork. To this end I saw an inspiring piece of grafitti lately and this got me drawing ideas for new 'portholes'. Since the shape of the porthole is rectangular, once seeing the grafitti of a pair of animated eyes - I thought back to the days when I lived in a house with a mail slot in the front door and how you could peer out through this rectangular port and see who was outside the door.
So in the ocmbination of these memories and the influence of the grafitti eyes, I created the following pieces. I hope to continue in this way for at least a few more pieces. Generating different moods and attitudes in the eyes will be fun!