Project: Merge: The Giants of Engineering
Materials: Art glass
Installed: University of Alaska - Engineering Facility
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Size: 18' x 6'
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 tools are 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.
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