Inspired by Poe's "The Raven", the delicate glass leaves on this bonsai are individually hand cut, hand painted, fired and slumped in a kiln, drilled and wired. The hand twisted copper wire tree wraps around a limestone rock from Door County, WI, and is balanced with a mortar base covered with felt to protect your surface. I applied a dark patina to the copper wire, to give it an aged look, then buffed copper highlights back into it. A raven sits quietly in the branches.
"Respite—respite and nepenthe from thy memories..."
This piece is approximately 14"h x 9" diameter.
All of my glass art is cut freehand without patterns; every piece is unique. The paint is powdered glass which, when kiln-fired becomes one with the glass beneath it. I use the same methods and materials that have been used by glass artists for centuries.