Sunday, September 24, 2017

The beautiful corner mural is by my talented St. Louis friend Julie-Girl Krovika. For more of her artwork see "The Bakery" In Cuba, Missouri.

http://cubamomurals.com/wordpress/2011/07/cuba-citizen-commits-to-preservation-with-cox-complex-restoration/img_0275/

 

 Light Weave I

H: 5"  x  W: 7"  x  D: 1.25"

Oak box, Harmon glass, copper wire, dyed cotton gauze, dyed silk organza

2007

Series: Mini Cathedrals*

 

  

 *Mini Cathedrals:

It occurred to me the little box was like a portable cathedral; somewhere in between Abbot Sugar’s “one true light,” and the portable icon panels of Byzantium. The box possessed the power to engage the viewer in a way I never thought possible; just add the candle power of the sun.

More on Abbot Surger:

http://www.athenapub.com/14suger.htm

More on Byzantium:

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/byza/hd_byza.htm



Light Weave II

H: 5" x  W:8" x D: 1.25"

Oak Box, Harmon glass, copper wire, crystal and glass beads, dyed cotton cheese cloth, dyed silk organza

2008

Series: Mini Cathedrals

I solved two problems with this box: inserting colored glass the full vertical length as in “warp” of a loom; and the addition of a bead run as weft across the width. The beads will run through the warp (glass) changing the composition with a slight tilt of the box.