Category Archives: Other Work

Blue Flower

Blue Flower 24 x 24 in. Available.

Blue Flower 24 x 24 in. Available.

I wanted to challenge myself and use of inexpensive and unusual materials for this mosaic.  The entire flower has been made from those decorative glass gems which I have cut in a number of different ways.  The background is aquarium gravel.  There is also a bit of stained glass there for the stems.

This pieces is 24 x 24 in. ( 61 x 61 cm.) and is currently available.

Spilt

Spilt

Spilt

This was a very fun piece to work on.  I had some mugs lying around which I cut in half with a wet saw.  The buttons were also lying around and I always wanted to experiment with what I could do with them.  There are also some glass gems in there.

The piece is 12 x 16 in. ( ~30 x 40 cm.) and is currently available.

Stargazer

Stargazer

Stargazer

In 2014 I participated in an exhibition centred on the theme of caribou.  Caribou have a special place in the heritage Newfoundland and Labrador.  I wished to depict a little known part of the life history of caribou.. when the velvet is shed from their antlers.  At this time many blood vessels remain exposed and give a very red appearance to the antler.  This gradually fades to the bone like substance with which we are familiar.  I have also always wondered how animals react at night to a star filled sky, so that is where I put this animal.

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Cotoneaster

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These are very hardy plants which grow in many kinds of habitats.  When I was learning about them I discovered that there are over 300 species, although some people classify many of them as varieties instead of species.  I guess it depends on who you talk to.  This piece is made from cut glass gems, stained and vitreous glass, smalti and polymer clay.  43x 63 cm.

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Moby-Us

Moby-Us

A mosaic rendition of a mobius strip.  They are fascinating in that they have only one edge and one surface.  Making one certainly makes you realize that.  Stained glass.

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Transition

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Crocuses tenaciously push themselves up through the last remnants of snow during the spring.  They are quite amazing to be able to begin their journey under such cold conditions.   The title of this piece honours the time change during early March when we move our clocks ahead and make our evening daylight hours later.  It is a promise of longer days to come.  This piece is 31 cm (H) x 27 cm (W).  It is made with pebbles, stones, smalti and stained glass.

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Rebirth

This piece evolved as it went.  I began by creating the icicles within a cave like structure.  I put the piece away for a period of time while I contemplated what would be next.  The woman’s face is what emerged which was followed by the water drops and then a beach backdrop.

The materials are stained glass, smalti, vitreous glass, dichroic glass, pebbles, granite and unglazed porcelain.  It is 40 x 51 cm.

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