the Offering Bowl
Sculpture - Recycled Float Glass, Rainforest Remnants, Newspaper
The bowls I work on with commissions must have these themes and also can be printed and fused with glass paints.They rang between 4,000 to 15,000 dollars depending on thickness and size.
This bowl is 1mtre long X .600 wide X .280 high. This bowl belongs to the instillation called the 'Story of a River'
This Bowl has the Tasmanian Acacia delbata 'wattle', captured in between the glass with news paper that I had selected, with the forestry debate, and it was jigsawed together in squares and odd shaped cuttings and fused. I slumped it over a mold so that the underside would blister and bubble with the carbon burn off, causing openings and closed raise areas showing the newspaper and the wattle remnants. When you look close it appears that there is a forest in the glass.
The wattle is an Australian emblem appearing in the center of the Australian emblem in between the Kangaroo and the Emu. We have lots of wattle out at the moment as it is the first yellow show of our native flowers.
Unfortunately our wattle species in under attack with a disease like a cancer calleda gaul that kills the trees before they get to there full life. They last about 1 third of there life due to a lack of biodiversity in the native vegetation. The real cause is the extreme changing landscape caused by forest plantation industries grow all over Tasmania and Australia for the Japanese news paper industry.
September 23rd, 2008
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