Evon Zerbetz   |   PO Box 8943   |   Ketchikan, Alaska 99901   |   © 2019 Evon Zerbetz

Project: Merge: The Giants of Engineering

Materials: Art glass

Installed: University of Alaska - Engineering Facility

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

Size: 18' x 6'

Year: 2019

The Giants were Inspired by the request for an art installation that unites all the disciplines of engineering in the facility. My design features 3 figures composed of engineering equipment, tools, and ideas.


My linocut art is translated into glass with a number of
treatments: The figures of the Giants are cut from hand blown
glass and ground to fit precisely. The glass is etched, a grisaille layer is applied to add tonality, some areas are treated with silver stain, additional etching and hand painting. The piecesare backed with either a mirror reflective coating or pearl white, so that they reflect light in different manners.


A montage of photographs with themes of engineering in the north are printed on a second pane of float glass behind the Giants, before they

 

The red line running through all seven panels has been treated with a mirrored backing. The piece is designed to be illuminated with the light it receives and reflects.

The installation is composed of seven panels of safety glass.
Four: 21 x 72 x .4 inches and three: 30 x 72 x .4 inches.

Giants in situ with Student