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It’s Wine Grape Season

Cabernet Crush, 20" diameter, reclaimed glass, pigment & variegated copper foil

Cabernet Crush, 20″ diameter, reclaimed glass, pigment & variegated copper foil

I live in rural California, just south east of Sacramento and smack in the center of real wine country.  I’m in the Lodi Appellation, which is bound by the cites of Sloughhouse, Elk Grove, Lodi and Farmington.  The federal government has recognized seven distinct appellations here and I happen to live and create glass within the boundaries of Borden Ranch.

It’s crush time now, and despite California’s worst drought, it’s been a good season.  Tractors are rolling and trucks are hauling luscious grapes to the wineries.  Farmers and wine makers are happy; the festivals and parties have begun.  It’s fall in the valley.  It’s party-time.

I’ve named this piece Cabernet Crush.  At its center, it’s wine red, which is trimmed in a golden toned variegated copper.  It measures 20″ diameter and is a substantial bit of eye candy appropriate in any environment with an appreciation for artisan, hand made, down-to-earth values.   Here are some detail views:

Cabernet Crush, Top

Cabernet Crush, Top

Cabernet Crush, detail

Cabernet Crush, detail

Cabernet Crush, detail

Cabernet Crush, detail

P.S.  Did you know Lodi Appellation grows more Cabernet than Napa and Sonoma combined??  You don’t have to believe me, you can check it out for yourself!!

 

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Mira Woodworth is an award-winning artist whose works span from large installations in public spaces to small collectible works. Her innovative designs have been published in Art Jewelry Magazine, “Sculpture and Design With Recycled Glass” by Cindy Coldiron and “Cast” by Jen Townsend and Rene Zettle-Sterling. Mira’s installations can be found in public spaces such as the Milford Regional Medical Center, the Pechanga Casino and Resort, The Ritz Carlton, and the China World Trade Center. She also writes ArtandProsper.com - a website about helping artists sell their art online.

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