Made for friends Seema and Tommy to celebrate their wedding
day! The piece is inspired by the beautiful wine country of California. Vinyard
rows spill through the top of the frame creating waves that tuck under the
vibrant green vineyards. The Golden Gate
Bridge sparkles in the top right and Seema and Tommy’s portraits rest against
each other in the foreground in the bottom right. Ivy winds around the vineyard
greens as a reminder of the beautiful views from the Vine Hill House on their
The piece was made on top of a mirror, which shines through some string fused glass (shown in the close-up below) giving the piece another layer of dimension.
The Piano Keys on Fletcher Street, New Orleans December 2012
When visiting my sister Amanda in New Orleans, we enjoyed
photographing (and pretending to play) the piano outside her house. Pianos, rendered
unplayable by the flood, decorated the streets.
When I came across the shutter as a base of a potential
piece it triggered the even element of a piano key as I recalled the piano on
Fletcher Street. The piece plays the soul and rhythm of New Orleans.
[Stained glass and grout on shutter, 27 in. x 15 in.]
Pictures from the piano inspiration on Fletcher Street: