Two years ago I cut out the peices of glass that would eventually be a map of New Mexico... with all of its counties worked in different colors and types of glass. After I finished that step I started to think it would be very difficult to get the peices to have sharp corners as I didn't have a glass saw.. only a grinder. Last month I was poking around all of my 'stuff' and found this bag filled with these county peices unfinished. I then thought that this would be a great challange for me... to be able to produce this art without a saw. It worked. The corners are slightly rounded but still appear to be correct county shapes and the colors and glass look spectacular shining in a window. I also copper wrapped several crystals, hammered some copper sheeting to add to the finished work. I then hung the map on a peice of dried cholla cactus. All were elements of New Mexico. I had to hang it on a wall as it was just too bright to photograph in a window... but this can give you an idea of how nice it turned out. This was a gift for a friend.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Posted by leslie at 12:58 PM