Category Archives: Landscape

Daybreak

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A fact of life for a fisher person is that he or she gets up early to go out on the water.  The light comes on only for a while and then they are gone.

20 x 25 cm.  Smalti, stained glass and pebbles.

Cabin

CabinThere’s nothing like a warm cozy cabin on a frosty winter’s night.   38 x 30 cm ( 15 x 12 in).  This piece is made with stained glass, smalti and some dichroic glass.

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All Jammed Up

All Jammed Up

 

In Newfoundland and Labrador, ice packed into our harbours is a common site.   The fight wind can force it tightly onto the shore.  This is a small rendition of the phenomenon in marble, pebbles, stained glass, and smalti.  Much of the stained glass is irridescent.

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Portal at Elliston

Sometimes you just have to have some fun.  Elliston, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada has the distinction of claiming to be the Root Cellar Capital of the World.  There are at least a couple of hundred of them and many are still well maintained.

In a world where preservation of produce is now in the realm of refrigeration and freezing, root cellars are now somewhat of an anomoly.  I love them, and remember playing in my grandfather’s as a child.  They made great pretend fortifications.

With tongue in cheek, I make claim that they were and are used as portals to other dimensions and times.  Hence the name of this piece “Portal at Elliston”.

This is rendered with smalti, carrolton tiles, stained glass and pebbles.

Hope it brought a smile.

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Hunting

When I started to do some research on killer whales (Orcinus orca) I quickly learned that they belong to the group of mammals more properly known as oceanic dolphins.  After humans, they are considered the most widely distributed mammal on the planet and they are found in all of our oceans.  They are definitely an apex predator.  Wild orcas are not considered a threat to humans.
This is a small piece ( 25 x 20 cm or 10 x 8 in) made with stained glass, smalti, and some clear glass pebbles.
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Aurora

The aurora borealis or northern lights are a fascinating sight to behold.  Twisting shapes of colour which are everchanging.  They are very hard to capture in any medium, but glass posed its particular challenges.

Stained and dichroic glass.

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Refuge – Cape St. Mary’s

Cape St. Mary’s is an ecological reserve and home to thousands of seabirds.  A visitor can get within a few metres of them without bothering the colony.  My visit left a profound impression.  I wish I could portray the sound and the aroma.

This piece was done with smalti and stained glass.

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Drokes

Droke is a word used in Newfoundland English.  It has three meanings and I’ve attempted to convey all of them in this piece of work.  A droke can be a waterway, a thick stand of trees or a steep sided valley.

This piece is mainly stained glass with smalti and carrollton tiles.  There is one pebble.

This work received a Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award in 2010.

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