The likeness of the sun regularly appeared in my earlier pieces. I have lived in Florida thirty six years and for a portion of that time worked mostly outdoors in the construction trades. August, 90% humidity and no breeze as the sun rises and envelopes me with a shimmering haze. Walking on the beach, a gentle ocean breeze, bare feet in the water. The sun is slowly rising behind distant clouds that are turning various shades of pink. The pier comes into view, then the jetty as the sun breaks over the top of the clouds, shooting rays into the sky and across the ocean.
The piece on the right is made with hand cut stained glass glued onto a clear glass vase. Some of the stained glass has been upcycled/ recycled or in other words not buried in the local landfill. Its days are filled with casting beautifully filtered light from the bright Florida sun.
Close ups of the Hubert Humphrey Bridge over the Indian River Lagoon.
Stained glass glued and grouted onto clear glass.