|Me, Kasia, holding the finished bear up - so happy with how he turned out!|
|I did a series of small sketches to work out the ideal scenery.|
|Even though Ethan is currently a baby, I chose a color palette that is sophisticated, something he can grow into.|
|The mosaic bear ready to be glued onto the substrate which was hand cut by Ethan's Dad Kyle.|
|Grouting and Polishing, the final touches before painting the edges and hanging it in Ethan's room.|
The landscape inside of the bear is that of the Rocky Mountains but not of one particular place. It is inspired by my camping trips through out Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. There is also a hint of the Canadian Rockies and Alaska where the Northern Lights can be witnessed. I haven't been to either place and I've never seen the Aurora Borealis but I hope to experience exploring the Northern Landscape with my little boy so we can take in the magic together.
Ursus Borealis, stained glass mosaic bear silhouette, 24"x40", 2018 NFS