Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Jamie & Cole, June 2013

Jamie & Cole, June 2013

This glass mosaic was custom made and designed for Jamie and Cole as a wedding gift from their dear friend and bridesmaid Cara.

Cara wanted to create something special for the couple so we discussed what she wanted to include in the piece. Above is the result of our discussions! Below you'll find a key that describes the symbolism in the piece.

Jamie is represented on the right of the piece in Kelly greens and Cole is on the right in blues. The couple’s blue eyes meet in the middle to rest their heads against each other.

A road winds in right above where the two head’s meet, representing long motorcycle rides. In the top green glass flows in and out representing the beautiful countryside with yellow patches peering through to represent the corn fields of Ohio. (If you look at the image above, because of the angle you can see the green grass is curved, giving the piece another dimension - one of my favorite details of this piece!)

Off to the top right are bright blue, white and reds glistening representing the Texas flag colors where Jamie and Cole started their life together in their first home.

Resting above Jamie’s flowing locks is a strip of pure white, representing her wedding veil. Fluttering above the white is a pink and yellow butterfly, symbolizing Jamie's sister Kristin watching over the couple as their love grows.

Congratulations Jamie and Cole!!

Key to the symbolization in the piece:
1. Jaime’s Profile in Kelly Green
2. Cole’s Profile in Blues   
3. Winding Road
4. Countryside & Corn Fields
5. Texas Flag Colors
6. Wedding Veil
7. Butterfly

Friday, August 2, 2013

Go Blue II, April 2013

Go Blue II, April 2013

Patterns of blue and maize bounce and curl around to shape the curve of a helmet. The yellows pop through the deep blues to form the sharp outward curves of Michigan’s winged helmet. Michigan’s winged helmet made its debut at the Wolverines' 1938 season opener against Michigan State and have been worn ever since.

Turning the Master Key of the Windy City, January 2013

Turning the Master Key of the Windy City, January 2013

'Turning the Master Key of the Windy City' intertwines stained glass on each shutter panel to show off Chicago's windy city skyline. Each panel slants to push open a vibrant door, representing the different pathways, energy, and excitement the city holds for those who explore it.

The piece was made and donated for the Junior Council’s 25th Annual Snowball Gala. 1,700 young professionals filled the Great Hall at Historic Union Station on February 2nd, 2013. The Junior Council donated $150,000 to the AIDS & HIV Clinic and Research programs at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago from the event!

[Stained glass on wood shutter, 27in. x 15in.]