Author: Mira

Dreamscape 122

Dreamscape 122

Dreamscape 122 is created with reclaimed glass, teal and plum pigments and variegated metal in bronze tone. It arrives ready to display in a custom raw steel stand. Dreamscape 122 Measures 20″ wide x 9.25″ tall.

Dreamscape 121

Dreamscape 121 is a personal favorite. The turquoise and green feel like a spring morning. The piece is created from reclaimed glass, pigments, variegated foil and raw steel. Dreamscape 121 Measures 18″ wide by 9″ tall.

I’m Taking the Artist Support Pledge

Have you heard of the Artist Support Pledge? It was started by Matthew Burrows.org to help artists during the pandemic. The idea is simple: artists will post affordable pieces on instagram, and when the sales threshold has been met, artists commit to using a percentage of the sales proceeds to purchase artwork from other artists who have committed to the pledge. The result of the pledge is that one sale will support many artists. Like Everyone, Artists are Struggling In the US at least, most artists are not qualifying for economic aid designated for small business owners. Even as I write this post, the highly publicized expanded unemployment benefits have not been set up. Artists are struggling, and at this point, there is no clear end in sight. But, the #artistsupportpledge is something we can do right now. Here is my commitment: All sales made through my online gift shop of small and studio sale items will count toward the threshold. I am committed to adding more small pieces in the following weeks. I will …

Commissioned Dreamscape

This Dreamscape sculpture was commissioned by an interior designer for a built-in niche in a residence in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. When I first saw the photograph of the niches, I was dazzled by the rich red wood cabinets. They reminded me of a mid century yacht. The colors of this dreamscape were based upon one I had previously made, but the size and depth were customized to suit the new owner’s space. It was a perfect match. In the end, the designer paired my custom glass sculpture with a few blown glass pieces by other artists creating a visual presentation of texture, light, and metallic shimmer. Overall, this custom piece measures 24″ wide by 10″ tall.

Detail of Valley Sunset Bowl by Mira Woodworth

Valley Sunset Bowl

This is a one-of-a-kind bowl measuring 16″ diameter. It’s created with reclaimed glass, pigments and variegated metal foil. I live in the central valley, a rural area of California where the sunsets are spectacular even though I have no view of the ocean. Once in a while, we get a low sunset that picks up an atmospheric brilliance that makes photographs seem like liars.

Coronado Bowl by Mira Woodworth

Coronado Bowl

I often name limited production pieces after the places I have recently visited. This is the case with Coronado Bowl. In February – just before the pandemic seized travel in California, I went to San Diego with my sisters and daughter. The trip was fast, beautiful and fantastic. It’s kind of funny because it’s never the biggest moments that stand out in memory right? On one of our days, we walked and walked. I was tired and feeling a little under the weather and was lagging behind. We stopped for a rest at Seaport Village and did a little people watching. As I looked out over the bay at the Naval Station that was once the center of our family at least one lifetime ago, it was striking how life had truly come full circle. There I was, with the my familial tribe, across time and the bay. An almost indescribable feeling of being at home in a place I’ve never been before.