As I made the transition into the “autumn” of my own life, I thought of many things. I knew that there would be many others who would ‘connect’ with this image as well.
The base glass that I developed for this series is an emerald green. I use small chips of colored glass called frit to create the image of the trees and bushes, the hills and the sky. These are fused onto the surface before the piece is blown. Later during the blowing, I ‘draw’ the trees on using molten glass.
A painter will often put their painting across the room upside-down to see if it is balanced. All of my patterning is done upside-down.