The Medici ruff
Original Creative Work
2015 KIRRA Illuminating Glass Award
School of Arts and Humanities
Materials: Bullseye Glass and Glass Frits, Metal framework, LED Lighting Dimensions 150 x 60 x 20 (cm)
The project materials are Bullseye plate glass and fused frits using the Pate de Verre process. The artwork is constructed to resemble the radiating parts or ribs in a fan, using a series of individual panels connected to a frame that includes the imbedded lighting design. The individual panels are Opaque white glass and will have a layered ornate lace design using soft grey frits (Pate de Verre) fused onto them providing dimension and texture to the design.
There are two sizes to the panels in the radiating structure (6 panels@600x180x6mm and 5@400x150x6mm)to create the illusion of a gentle fan structure. LED lighting is secured within a supporting frame and diffuses light from behind each panel. The overall size of the fan structure will be 1300mm side and 700mm high. The artwork including frame will have a depth of 200mm.
The artwork is constructed to resemble the radiating parts or ribs in a fan.