Sunday, December 6, 2009

Lake Powell

Lake Powell, stained glass mosaic on wood, 9" x 18.5", 2009    SOLD
(A few close-up detail shots)
This piece was inspired by the magical imagery of Lake Powell located between Arizona and Utah. Its a reservoir that was created by flooding Glen Canyon. Below are a few photos (at sunrise, day time and sunset) I took of this incredible, controversial lake.
I took a bunch of in-process snap shots. These show how I build my mosaics on top of a rough sketch. As I work, I try to keep to my original idea - in regards to the color palette and patterns, but spontaneity always finds its way. The pieces already laid down, dictate how the mosaic will evolve. Often I am surprised to how it veers away from the initial idea. Its a great process of discovery and surprises.

2 comments:

  1. Hello Kasia! This is a gorgeous piece! I have been to Lake Powell, and your interpretation is lovely. All the shapes you use are so intriguing and add such interest and uniqueness, as well as the richness of the colors!

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