Green Mountains, stained glass mosaic on board (framed), 36" x 36", 2012
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For a long time I've been on a quest to find my perfect landscape. This is one of the reason I love going on new hikes. Will I find the places that I've imagined? Before I got to live in Vermont and in Colorado, I would day dream of wandering through my ideal green hills that roll back into the distance and evolve into magnificent mountain peaks veiled by a perfect, huge bluebird sky. Living in Vermont, I fell in love with the vivid and lively Green Mountains the state is know for. Then when I moved to Colorado, the sky was incomparable to anywhere else. And the high peaks were so striking and impressive that I couldn't take my eyes of them. I combined all of this in this piece and hope it evokes the feelings of love and wonder that I have for our beautiful planet.
Below are a few process shots that show this mosaic coming to life.
|Concept sketches and concept colors.|
|Sketching out the concept on the board.|
|The mosaic is coming along.|
|Ready for gluing and then grouting.|
|Grouting - my favorite part =)|
|Polishing the grouted mosaic.|