Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Teeny tiny pieces

I keep thinking I will get used to these masterpieces that Mark makes out of dichroic glass, but then he makes another one, and I am complete in awe all over again. He starts working with pieces of fabulous glass. Then he starts fitting them all together, like pieces of a puzzle.

Teeny, tiny pieces. Really tiny. He will cut a piece even smaller to make it fit just so. Sometimes barely bigger than a speck. All perfectly fitting together into this puzzle of glass we call Nebula, "a bright area caused by a galaxy, or a large cloud of distant stars." After all, the glass was developed by NASA, so Nebula seemed like a fitting name, right?

This particular bowl was a custom order, and the largest size he has made, 12 x 12 inches. Pictures don't even come close to doing it justice.

Completely amazing, and soon off it goes to its new owner.
In the meantime, it sure looks good on our dining room table...