So April is Earth month and in fact last week was earth day, so I thought I’d show you my new Fused Glass Art fresh from the kiln. It’s a man, no it’s a tree, no it’s tree man.
As I’ve mentioned several times pictures do not do fused glass justice and this is no exception. What you can’t see is all of the texture of this piece. The texture is amazing because the glass if fired onto a mold. I’ve created two other textured pieces one was the tree of life and the other was a peacock both were featured in past fresh from the kiln articles in my Elegant Fused Glass by Karen newsletters.
I created this piece on a beautiful light green iridized which adds additional color, shimmer and depth. It has an organic edge to complement the them of nature and it comes with an acrylic stand to allow as much light as possible. This is perfect for any home to bring color and nature inside.
Just to give you a little background on Earth Day (22 April), it is celebrated every year by over 190 countries. According to Earth day organization, Earth day came about after the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara California. U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. He was inspired by the student anti-war movement. he thought if he could inform people about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for called for a “national teach-in on the environment”, which persuaded Pete McCloskey, a Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair. As a result, on the 22nd of April, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.
As you know glass is recyclable, so if a piece of my artwork breaks I just chop it up and refire it into something else. Something to remember when you decorate your house.
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