This is 'The One Treasure', a commission I completed while I was in Dartmouth in March. Since the custom zinc frame had to be transported by airplane and I could not risk it bending or twisting, I opted to assemble enough of the piece here to make it stable. Once I added the bubble wrap, supports, and built a made-to-measure box from foam board, the package was too large to be considered hand luggage for the plane. I marked it fragile, surrendered it to the over-sized (and fragile) luggage post at Ottawa Airport, then crossed my fingers. Then I wrote an email to Porter Airlines to thank them for taking such good care of my precious cargo. The design evolved day-to-day as I added, moved, removed, and changed the additional pieces. I think I would like to have the luxury of this much time to design more of my pieces!
I am getting there! My vernissage is tomorrow afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The snacks and refreshments are organized. I just posted the slide show with images of my show pieces on my 'Home' page...check it out! Plan A is to get the pieces listed individually on the Available Pieces page this evening. Wish me luck!
Most of my glass-creating time this month was dedicated to making pieces for my show in May and starting on a commission for a client in Halifax. Yes, I am again tempting the weather gods and heading East for two weeks. Storms are okay, just not on travel days. This small piece (above), called Inner Peace, is now sitting in reserve at Galerie Old Chelsea and will be moved to the spot by the window as soon as Matinée finds a new home. This piece was created from two yoghi ends and is accented by a small chandelier crystal.