Library Cat Through a Window
33" x 34" x 4"
Third Place, Sculpture
Inspired by walking in the Fan area of Richmond. Looking through a window into a library. There are 10 books etched with cat titles. This piece has it all hand etched, sandblasted, and painted glass. The old window is from a bungalow home in the Ginter Park area of Richmond.
As a Stained-Glass artist for 20 years and an Interior Designer (for more than that), I typically use architectural references, styles, principles & elements of design in my work. I'm a spiritual person, a yoga practitioner, an avid golfer, and a lover of cats! You will occasionally see some of those elements in my work. After all art should reflect life and life's passions. A few common themes are circles, just love the symmetry and the all-encompassing whole. I also like to play with the use of positive & negative space - you'll find that most of my pieces have some areas with no glass and things are suspended in those spaces. Lastly, I started quite a few years ago, taking an advanced stained-glass class at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond - there I learned to experiment with various techniques in glass. You'll find sandblasting, etching, glass painting, slumping, fusing and even some special sawing (like holes in the middle of the glass). I currently live in Chesterfield, VA with my husband Robert, who incidentally is the one who encouraged me to take my first stained-glass class. We share our home with our wonderful rescue kitty Jelly, she is featured in one of my stained-glass pieces "Library Cat Through a Window."</p>