Window Glass

February 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

On my south facing kitchen window sit several pieces of unusual glassware: a reproduction hand-blown Eighteenth Century bottle, a small green crackled pitcher, miniature vases in various shapes. The late morning sun travels from east to west through the bare branches of a cherry tree, the glass pane, the back and then front of the glassware. An opaque shade catches the light and shadows splattered onto it like a canvas on which the sun has drawn its path. Morning after morning I studied these lines from early to late morning, when cloudy, partly cloudy or sunny, as the sun crossed the southern sky. One Sunday I captured some of these spatters. But as often happens that led to something else. The glassware was fascinating of itself. Their internal reflections and refractions were worth a separate study. I took them into my studio. Some of them stood well alone, but one vase needed something in it. A flower was too obvious and would be distracting. Since this is a “contemporary” study, the paired objects needn’t make sense. They just needed to express a similar style. After a few auditions I chose a silver fork. The fork actually adds color and pattern variation to the details of the vase. I like it. How about you? Check out these new photos on my homepage slide show and let me know what you think.


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