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 book lays under the tree, it's title is the name of this piece: "The View Up Here".
Wouldn't you like to be there, admiring the view from up high?
This piece is approximately 15"h x 15"w x 15"d.
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.