Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Jersey Opening

The opening was well attended last weekend, lots of great feedback, and Heliotropis performed as intended. It ran continuously for 3hrs and then closed and illuminated after sunset. A few journalists took photos, here is one by Peter Lindner of Red Bank Green:


The piece was also mentioned in a thoughtful review by Lee Gaizak Brooks of Glass Quarterly.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

So much can happen in three months....


I've been to NJ and back now for a surprisingly challenging install. I though it would take three days, it took two weeks! In the end one of the leaves cracked and is currently being re-fabricated to take back. It looks amazing there, it is such a perfect setting. Katy and I built a beautiful little house and are almost ready to expect a beautiful little girl to join us. Heliotropis will have a one day reception August 14, so that is what I'm working on now.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

One step closer!

Well I'm getting closer to having all the pieces to actually test the mechanism! Lately I've been fitting the bronze pieces to the glass, and working on the central hub/neck piece. Here are all of the petals:


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thank you Lisa!





My friend Lisa used to work on a butterfly farm, and she gets these moths from larvae and keeps them in these wax envelopes in the fridge! This is a Luna Moth, very cool!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sooo Long.......




Terrible I know, the lack of posts here, but I have been working! Here is an image of the neck and central hinge hub where all of the petals come together.