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When we moved to Knight Road the song Starry, Starry Night became stuck in my head.  As I reflected upon Van Gogh's painting I thought of how he had used movement in the sky to give drama to his image.  I decided to twist the colours of the night sky and to build the image up in layers to add feelings of shadows and depth.  I use mica to give it the sparkle of the stars.  Like the "Waterfall" series, the pontil-drawing is done at various stages of the blowing  process.  The final fuming adds the shimmering iridescence to the image.  This complex series is done on a cobalt base glass and the overlapping trees will 'glow' or 'fluoresce' as they are excited by the UV in sunlight.