All posts filed under: Wall Installations

I create wall installations using various mixed media glass techniques. Some wall installations are created from reclaimed glass in the same manner that my vessels are created. Other wall installations are permanently mounted so that the work is easier to ship and can hang on a french cleat.

Below are several examples of wall hangings, large and small. Although they are visually similar, their methods of construction (and hanging hardware) vary greatly.

All wall installations arrive ready to hang, include installation instructions and all necessary hardware.

Prairie Sunset by Mira Woodworth

Prairie Sunset

An experiment in techniques, this wall installation is mixed media and glass, mounted to a wood substrate and hangs via a french cleat system. Creating the piece involved many many layers of mixed media, metallics and glass. It is large and striking with glints of metallic that sparkle and change as the viewer moves about the room. Prairie Sunset Measures 49″ wide and 37″ tall and is sold.

New work: Point Lobos

On the California Coast near Carmel, there is a point at which you can look down the cliff and see crashing white water on all sides. This piece is made for that place. It is created from mixed media upon a wood substrate for easy transport and is rigged with a french cleat for easy hanging. 24″ Diameter.

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 …