Jul 23, 2010

May not be art but I like it

Several weeks ago Jaz at Octoberfarm had a blog about glass sculptures (totem) for the garden.  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2010/05/garden-totem-and-memorial-day-recipe.html   She has the most vivid imagination and has such a lovely garden. I love to read her blog to see what she has thought up.....

Well I couldn't resist being a "copy cat" and making a plate, bowl, saucer and holiday ball assemblage piece. I went beyond (and that is no surprise huh?) and attached glass beads to the cut glass plates and then strung hundreds of glass and acrylic beads to make my homage to Jaz's totem a little "sparklier".

I am very pleased with my glass tower/totem. I hope the close-ups give you a sense of how the 11 separate pieces of glass came to be a combined effort to being a tower. (top to bottom: holiday cut ball, small pressed plate, clear glass pedestal, larger pressed plate, 2 small bubble bowls, small clear saucer, large pressed bowl, ribbed vase, medium clear glass bowl, large pressed plate. All but the holiday ball was junk store finds.)

And I know you're asking...you're going to put that in your garden???? Well that was the initial plan but now after all the beading hours...I'm not so keen on the idea of a neighbor's cat spraying it or the wind tumbling it down so.....I guess we're just gonna hafta stare at it and my family is obligated to oooooo and aaaaaaah. As if.


jaz@octoberfarm said...

great job!!! i would keep it inside too. it would be a shame to see all of that bead work weathered! a tip for future totems if you decide to make more...keep an eye out for reticulated plates. they are the ones that have open holes around the edges. you can buy loop fasteners at bead shops and attach them through the holes and then dangle prisms or beaded chains to them. you can make up all kinds of things to dangle from them with beads and pearls and such! i have so much fun making these things!

Cinner said...

I like it Linda, very creative, I would not put it outside either in fear something would happen.
how does the glass all stay together? take care.
have a great weekend.

faerwillow said...

~not art...ARE YOU KIDDING...this is gorgeous...i adore clear glass and you have brought it to a whole bbew dimision in my book...wonderful piece to have to stare at...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Oberon's Wood said...

Lindy it worked out beautifully!
I knew it would be gorgeous but you have done better than I imagined!
Now...where have you stuck your button for everyone to click?

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, I really like this very much. I have always been an admirer of glass. I once had a set of salad/dessert plates made out of clear glass and I really enjoyed them. I think because the look of clear glass reminds me of ice or ice sculptures. I would keep your sculpture indoors as well, especially if you have strays roaming your yard.

joanne May said...

Oh wow!!!
Before I read your post I thought you bought this glass sculpture from a very expensive shop!
Linda, it is quite amazing and very beautiful.
What a great idea. I bet it looks so pretty when the light shines through the glass layers.
Thanks for sharing! ;-)

Susan Erickson said...

What a fabulous idea! I'll be searching the thrift shops now! magical and fun! thanks for sharing because I'm stealing your idea! Best, Susan

Witch of Stitches said...

Wonderful piece - and definitely art. I too am inspired and will be searching through my glass and china for assemblage parts!