Thursday, May 1, 2008

Space Kaplansky Love

Hi folks,

Here's my second stained glass piece. I just finished it today, the last day of class. I showed you my first piece back in February. Remember that? I love stained glass, don't you?

ciao!
-the compost maven





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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jawdropping. That tiny green circle!

sk said...

hey, is that as fragile as it looks with that open space strip? Looks gorgeous, really beautiful.
Thanks for sharing,
and creativity.

Sara said...

v. v. cool.

Holly Rae Taylor said...

Thanks, all, for the kind and affirming words.

sk, I actually don't think it's all that fragile. I was sort of hauling and swinging it around yesterday by hooking my finger through some of the kaplanskies (that's the name I've given those yellow shapes). The entire design gave my instructor heart palpatations ("you can't drill holes in glass, bla bla bla"), but it seems to have worked out fine, so far.

Sonya said...

So pretty. The local community ed program offer a stained glass class that I've been wanting to take for *years* but every time it's offered it either doesn't fit my schedule or I don't have enough disposable income to pay the supply fee. Sigh. Maybe someday.

June said...

That's AWESOME. It's as though it's floating in space!

elaine said...

love it! your kaplansky theme really works. dig the painting in the 'awards cermony' a lot.

any response to this comic??
http://www.joyoftech.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/1096.html

Holly Rae Taylor said...

Elaine, thanks, I'm glad you like the kaplanskies. My home is filled with my paintings and that's one of 'em behind me and Alison during the "awards ceremony". That picture was taken for the drag ball here in Burlington. She went as Brad from Rocky Horror and I simply went as "Paris".
But anyway, I took a look at that comic you linked. What can I say, it brings up a lot of philosophical questions for me about profit and resource stewardship and of course capitalism in general. As far as being in the green business goes I do it as good as it can be done--knowing it's gonna be done anyway, it might as well be done well, i.e., with social responsibility--but I still wrestle with the questions of exploitation, ethics, etc. Sorry, I'm probably reading too much into your question and that comic? What do other people think about it?

Anonymous said...

Awesome glass, LTL