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Sunset Perch by lisaluera Sunset Perch by lisaluera
November 2007

This is fused glass. I call this technique glass carving. It's not really carved but it ends up getting that look to it. The piece has been slumped over layers of fiber paper to make the image of the bird.

This glass has an iridized surface, so when the light hits it from the front it actually reflects several colors which look like a sunset. This picture is backlit so it is showing the actual color of the transparent glass, which also shows the detail of the bird a little better.

Glass is so incredibly hard to photograph. My normal background was too dark and you couldn't see the detail so I had to make do with white sheets. This picture does not do the piece justice. It's so much better in person

19 inch circle

Alternate view of the iridized surface: [link]
Detail view of the body: [link]
Detail view of the head: [link]
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GrayFoxGreen Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artwork is wonderful!
Do U have any pieces like this for sale?
Send me a note of U have a catalog..
LTR,
GFG
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:iconlisaluera:
Sorry I took so long to reply. I've been busy with a new baby and a new job. This piece is for sale in a gallery in south Texas.

If you are still interested, here is their contact information. Tell them the name of the piece and the artist and they can give you more details (I don't remember off the top of my head how much it costs.) They have shipped some of my work in the past.

Latitude 2802 Restaurant & Art Gallery
105 N. Austin St.
Rockport, Texas
Phone:361-727-9009
E-mail: latitudehost@gmail.com

Here's another view of it sitting in the gallery in the stand I had made for it. [link]
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Ellygator Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic - reminds me of Art Nouveau glass-work.
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:iconlisaluera:
Thanks. I haven't seen a lot of Art Nouveau work, but people keep telling me that my newer pieces remind them of it. I think I need to do some research to further my inspiration! :)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you'd love it. Especially the French designer Lalique I think would be right down to your taste.
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:iconlisaluera:
Oh even better! Someone specific to go check out. Thank you!
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:iconwillofthewisp:
Grand what one can do with a kiln isn't it.
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Akai-Ink Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a fascinating piece. I've been very curious about glasswork recently, and reading your description has pointed me in a whole new research direction. The detail on the bird is exquisite, and the colors make for a beautiful compliment. It's got a great Everglades feel to it. Well done.
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:iconlisaluera:
Thank you! This is a really fun technique and produces some pretty dramatic results. It's quickly becoming one of my favorites. So have you done any glass fusing before?
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Akai-Ink Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! I haven't done any glass fusing yet, so I've been reading like mad and planning to take a class next month. This technique is something I had never seen before, and it's just too cool.
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