This piece focuses on the process of painting with glass. A clear base is painted with rouche brown/black to provide the initial image. Glass sliders are created by building a 10 percent grade in the glass kiln with color variations and then gradients of finer glass frit (ground up glass) is used to create tonal differences which can then be cut into pieces to create an image. The 10 percent grade allows the glass to flow in a painterly fashion. The slider pieces vary in depth from .5 inches to .25 inches. They are cut with a glass cutter and pliers to build the image out in a mosaic. Then, again frit is used to make subtle transitions in the image.
This work measures 18" x 24" and is consistently about a half an inch thick.