If you are looking for something dramatic, sophisticated and unique, this may be the one. Every aspect of this work sets it apart. The large pure chunks of cullet glass may be unique to this particular artist. The skillful curves and not-quite-round bubbles showcase his skill of working in this medium, and the entire piece is framed in copper. This piece would be perfect in a window with a magnificent view or why you are trying to hide. The piece will be magnified in brilliance by the beautiful view beyond, or will captivate the viewer so as not to be interested in what lies behind this gorgeous piece.
Size: 24" in diameter
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The Artist/Designer: Gord Brown, a Cambridge, Ontario artist, graduated from the fine arts program at the University of Guelph and Althouse teacher’s college in London, Ontario. A long teaching career in the Visual Arts in Kitchener allowed him to share his love and knowledge of art with hundreds of children. Once free to focus full-time on his art, Gord turned to the medium of glass, creating intricate hanging glass designs and glass and copper lamps. “The work I do in glass is an interesting interplay of texture, light, reflected images and shapes seen in and through the glass that change at different times of the day, and seasons of the year.”
The uniqueness of Gord’s work is partially due to the inclusion of chunks of “cullet“ glass. Gord uses a blow torch to explode large glass pieces, jackhammered from huge glass furnaces, searching for the unusual and unblemished pieces that will work in each piece. “Uniqueness in any art form, done by any artist, is, in my books, very admirable”. Gord constantly pushes the boundaries of what form cut-glass can take and his one-of-a-kind pieces reflect his pursuit of crossing into new territory.