This is the view from one of my most frequented and favorite
dispersed campsites in Crested Butte along the beautiful Slate River
Road. Below is one of the photos I took while camping out there in July of one of the recent years. Crested Butte is regarded as Colorado's wildflower capital and it does not disappoint. Each year's super bloom happens in early/mid this time and I'm usually there to take in some of the magic.
This spot is in the Gunnison National Forest and has the prettiest view of the mountains, framed in green hills covered in lush vegetation. You can walk down one of the gentle slopes straight down to the chilly, perfectly clear river where the views are even more stunning.
This is my original, hand made stained glass mosaic inspired by one of my favorite views. It is opaque in nature and created to hang on a wall just like a painting.
I've hand picked all the glass in this mosaic. Some of the glass has been in my little collection for years, until the right inspiration came. For example, look below, the blue sheet of glass was so fantastic as a whole. In some ways, you think to yourself, why cut it? So when you do decide to start cutting, you want to feel confident.
For me part of the fun is to use the beauty and unique quality of the glass in my work but also to combine that with something unique that I bring to the table as an artist. I meditated on this for a long time. Which orientation is best? Which side has the most attractive pattern and colors but also what will work best with the rest of my glass and design. Also what would be the most interesting way to cut and arrange the glass for it to be reborn as something new.