Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Although this piece looks like an amber heart surrounded by pretty red glass -- it is more than that.
I was looking for the horizontal and vertical lines to be symmetrical throughout the piece while allowing the curves of the heart to detract from the rigidness of the lines.
The red glass was placed so the natural waves are running horizontal which match the lines of the solder.
Then I laid the amber glass so the natural lines in the glass were running vertical which also are parallel with the lines in the solder.
Although hearts are usually red in color -- I chose to surround the heart-shaped glass in red to offer a bit more contrast against the surrounding pieces.
And -- I absolutely love the reflections of the deep colored glass as the sun shines through it.