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I TREAT EVERY COMMISSION AS A COLLABORATION.

Large or small, I treat every commission as a collaboration. My experience with commissions extends from projects as large as multi-panel installations for public and corporate spaces to as small as the perfect vessel accent for an interior design project.

Through years of working with art consultants, interior designers and individual homeowners, I have developed a step-by-step commission process that puts the vision of each of my clients first. Not exactly sure what the vision is just yet? My process can walk you through that too.

Check out the recently finished commissions below and email me for an Information Sheet that details my commission process.

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.

Mock Up of Final Install of Completed Commission for Health Care Facility in Orland Park, IL, by Mira Woodworth

Commission for a Health Care Facility in Orland Park, IL

At 70″ wide by 40″ tall, this mixed media glass installation is like the largest glass piece I’ve completed to date. It’s created from multiple kiln loads of glass that were fired over the course of weeks and then mounted with mixed media, dyes and metallics on a wood substrate. Once finished and approved, the piece had to be crated and sent via box truck across the county before arriving at its final destination in Orland Park, IL. It is now displayed in a new building that is part of a Health Care Campus just outside Chicago. The coloration and design is meant to be an abstract representation of Lake Michigan.

Completed Commission

This completed triptych is installed in a health care facility in Orland Park, IL. The three pieces are created with fired reclaimed glass mounted to wood and incorporate inks, metallics and pigments. The three circular pieces measure 16″, 20″, and 36″ diameter. Each of the three pieces hangs on a french cleat.

Mock Up of a Gallery Install of Ascension, 46" tall by 36" wide.

Design Challenge Accepted

When I was contacted by one of my favorite designers regarding a possible project for a hospital chapel, I was thrilled. A healthcare facility in the greater Chicago area was finishing a new addition to their campus that included a chapel and needed artwork for the chapel entrance wall. There was only one small catch . . . the wall was convex. This is an interesting design challenge. It was a large entryway that would require a large piece. Larger than what could fit in the kiln. In addition, the wall was convex and would not accommodate our go-to mounting options. I love working with designers and creative types. Together, we solved the challenge with a proposal for an elongated triptych. Each piece measures 46″ tall by only 10″ wide. The smaller width of each piece allowed just enough to accommodate the curvature of the wall. The composition of “Ascension” is full of symbolism. First, the piece is a triptych to symbolize the trinity. The teals and blues represent calmness and stillness. The golden metallic …

Custom Color Commission

Remember this green? It always reminds me of spring. Or fresh vegetables. And it’s back for home interiors! I know so because I’ve been getting inquiries about creating pieces with this colorway. I view each commission as a collaboration.  So, when I was asked to create a six-piece ombre set with custom colors, I was thrilled.