LIFE CYCLE OF A STAINED GLASS MONARCH
Commissioned by a huge fan from back when I was focusing on insect garden sculptures. She had bought my first 12X life sized Monarch, which apparently got either stolen or damaged in a burglary.
Other than natural evolution of techniques there is little difference in this one, just the vein lines on the outer parts of the wings done in frit instead of engraved in with the Dremel, and the melted in translucent orange “window” spots on the top of the top wings (because I had no opaque orange glass scraps left and didn’t have the patience to go all the way to Bullseye Glass for one 2” sample square).
Like a real Monarch butterfly, this one too had stages of it’s development that I hope you will enjoy in this video of it’s many hours compressed into about 3 1/2 minutes. It will be migrating to Fort Collins, Colorado soon.
12X Monarch, stained glass/fused glass, 48” wingspan
Otherwise in the glass studio, I’m busy designing a possible new line of recycled glass art small fun pieces. More updates in due time.
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Probably Cracked Pots Edgefield 2019