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recycled glass sculpture detail

New Work – Dreamscape 59

Dreamscape 59 – – Have I already made 59 original Dreamscapes? They seem new to me every time. Dreamscape 59, made from recycled window glass reclaimed from a Santa Cruz Skate Shop.  Finished in pigments and variegated metal foil, it measures 19″ wide and 9″ tall.  

New Work – Cobalt Blue Diptych

Reclaimed Glass Diptych created from glass reclaimed from a Santa Cruz Skate Shop window.  The glass has been deconstructed, reshaped and formed in a kiln at temperatures as high as 1450F.  Finished in cobalt blue and blush pigments and variegated metallic foil, the overall dimensions of the piece is 30″ wide x 18″ tall as installed.  

Once Isn’t Enough – Let’s Start a Packing Materials Movement

There’s been something bugging me for some time, and I have waffled like a politician at election time.  The hot-button issue?  Re-using packing materials. I get packages all the time.  Most of the time, I break them down and put them in the recycle bin. I’m no expert, but doesn’t recycling boxes involve shredding and mushing them to paper pulp before turning them into into new boxes (or other paper products?)  That seems like a lot of energy.  And water. I do a lot of shipping.  Shipping that requires double boxing to protect reclaimed glass art.  Does it really make sense that I reuse glass to make art but I do not reuse boxes for shipping? The answer seems obvious until you consider that many customers (and even retailers) are put off by artists who send their works in used boxes.  I’ve heard it called, “tacky.” (Insert nasally voice.) I finally realized a shipping label could solve my dilemma.   I thought a quick Google search would turn up something suitable, but no.  Nothing.  Is it possible I’m the first person that …