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Swirls of Cobalt Transport to Another World

When I was a kid, I loved The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. The drama was pretty good, but my favorite thing was the Wardrobe. The whole idea of stepping through a secret door to another world was intriguing and delightful.

And I’ll admit, the idea intrigues me to this day. I still check closets for secret doors. (Sorry to report, none yet.)

That’s why I’m so interested in creating portals to the beyond, like this one:

Silver and Blue Portal, by Mira Woodworth
Silver and Blue Portal, by Mira Woodworth

Swirls of cobalt and teal promise the adventure of another place. Another time.

Detail of Blue Portal by Mira Woodworth
Detail of Blue Portal by Mira Woodworth

The metallic silver throws reflections of yourself, just on the other side, looking back.

Detail of Blue Portal by Mira Woodworth
Detail of Blue Portal by Mira Woodworth

It’s like you can see the shape of yourself in another dimension waiving, “C’mon over, it’s fantastic here.”

Blue Portal, in situ, by Mira Woodworth
Blue Portal, in situ, by Mira Woodworth

This piece is 22″ in diameter. It’s permanently framed in a coordinating silver-toned frame. Available via ArtfulHome.

Verdant Valley

This viridescent vessel is the perfect pop of color for any space. The asymmetrical bowl is created with an assortment of green pigments that are layered and finished with the gleam of variegated metal foil.

This limited production piece measures 9″ wide x 3″ tall.

Verdant Vessel, by Mira Woodworth, Detail
Verdant Vessel, by Mira Woodworth, front

Verdant Vessel, by Mira Woodworth, top
Verdant Vessel, by Mira Woodworth, side

Syrah Vessel

This textural vessel is organic yet elegantly versatile with its rich coloration and metallic finish. The piece is created from reclaimed glass and finished in opaque oxblood burgundy and smoky black charcoal.

This is a limited production design that measures 11″ in diameter and 3″ tall.

Syrah Vessel by Mira Woodworth
Syrah Vessel by Mira Woodworth, side view
Syrah Vessel by Mira Woodworth, top view
Syrah Vessel by Mira Woodworth, detail view

Finished Commission for Essex, Connecticut

This custom commission was for a builder/designer that specializes in rehabbing historical homes. Where most designers would have torn down the structure to build a cape cod, this designer chose to take on the challenge of renovating and showcasing how the home could fit in to the neighborhood.

Triptych Wall Installation, mixed media glass, by Mira Woodworth

The designer was faced with the restoration and redesign of a 1945 midcentury modern/Frank Lloyd Wright prairie house. His aim was to keep the architecture in keeping with the home’s roots, while creating a modern and flowing interior.

When he came to me to create the centerpiece of the living area, we discussed many concepts. In the end, we settled on the idea of creating a flowing piece that references the neighborhood’s proximity to the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. We should bronze metallic highlights on the side edges of the triptych to flow into the space that was finished in a color called Natural Linen.

The finished piece is the culmination of two months worth of studio work. The piece is composed of multiple layers of mixed media and mounted glass.

The center piece of the triptych measures 30″ x 30″ and the pieces that flank each side measure 18″wide x 30″ tall.

Mockup of Finished Commission with furniture to show scale. This is not the final installation.

15th Anniversary Salon Exhibition

I’m pleased to invite you to visit the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts’ 15th Anniversary Salon Exhibit. The Show will run from September 25th through December 18, 2021.

Opening Reception: Saturday, 9/25, 6:30-8:30 
Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 9, 12-1:30
Special Event: Saturday, November 20, TBA

Location: Tracy Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Avenue, Tracy, CA 95376, 209-831-6278

All events are free and open to the public.

This celebratory, salon-style exhibition is a special event in recognition of the 15th Anniversary Season at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. My work has been included with over 40 invited artists that are featured in this fun and unique presentation across the Galleries.

I hope to see you there!

Dreamscape 136, Calming Blue

This captivating Dreamscape sculpture is reminiscent of a tropical ocean dive. Bits of calypso blue give way to vibrant purple, all finished off with silver metallic foil.

Created with reclaimed glass, pigments and metallic foil. The glass is presented in a raw steel stand.

Dreamscape 136 by Mira Woodworth
Detail of Dreamscape 136 by Mira Woodworth

Dreamscape 135, Cobalt, Teal & Bronze

Dreamscape 135 is features cobalt blue and teal and finished in metallic bronze. This reclaimed glass sculpture is presented in a reclaimed red cedar wood stand.

Detail of Dreamscape 135 by Mira Woodworth
Dreamscape 135, by Mira Woodworth

Chasen Galleries in Sarasota

I’m excited to announce my work is now available at Chasen Galleries in Sarasota, Florida.

Chasen Galleries is a fine art gallery representing contemporary artists, glass artisans, and sculptors from around the world. Established in 1983, they have offered an inspiring, diverse array of artwork in many styles and techniques for over 30 years. Chasen’s primary goal is to provide the very best, personalized services dedicated to pairing clients with the perfect work of art for their home or space. 

If you’re in the Sarasota area, stop in and discover Chasen. (Also, you can see a video tour of the gallery here.)

Chasen Galleries

1830 South Osprey Avenue, Suite 102, Sarasota, Florida

Telephone: (941) 260-5787

Dreamscape 134, Red & Gold

Dreamscape 134 is full of the sun’s warmth. Vivid shades of red, orange, fuscia, and pink and complimented with variegated metal foil. The glass is displayed on a reclaimed red cedar stand.

Dreamscape 134 by Mira Woodworth
Detail of Dreamscape 134 by Mira Woodworth

Dreamscape 133, Teal and Chocolate

Swirls of teal and chocolate conspire to delight the all who gaze upon of Dreamscape 133. Created with reclaimed glass, pigments and variegated metals. This tabletop sculpture is presented on a reclaimed red cedar stand.

Dreamscape 133, by Mira Woodworth
Detail of Dreamscape 133 by Mira Woodworth