My designs are often intricate and colorful. But last week I simplified my ideas. I began with a really small piece 5" x 4". Instead of building mountains filled with layers of colors, I looked for a whole mountain in a single piece of glass. I was lucky and discovered two little green mountains and a perfect blue sky. I really like this piece because it fits in the palm of my hand but at the same time reminds me of the vast hilly landscapes I love so much.
Untitled, stained glass mosaic on wood, 5" x 4", 2009
I found the above piece so much fun that I went on to create more. I began with one 5" x 4" panel and continued a panoramic scene until I got to see the view I was looking for.
Untitled, stained glass mosaic on wood, 5" x 16", 2009