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conceptual piece for charity auction

Postby Bert Weiss » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:51 pm

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This is me standing next to a conceptual piece I did for a charity auction to support Starting Point, a local agency that supports victims of domestic abuse. The theme of the evening is boots and bling. (this was as close as I could get to western wear)

The piece was made by hammering 2 layers of 10mm glass and fusing them back together. The idea being that shattered and broken can be put back together.

A year ago, I was the featured artist at their charity event. I made this piece, and wasn't satisfied, so I made another. Over the year that it sat in my shop, the piece grew on me, so I decided to auction this one, this year. I live in a small community with many generous people. I am happy to support a few vital nonprofit organizations.

This picture was taken by a friend of mine. I got a tap on the shoulder and turned around. It was a friend I lived and worked with in 1975. He was there to play sax in the band. I had actually seen him just a few months ago when he and his wife came up to ski. What a treat. I had never heard him play with the band.
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Re: conceptual piece for charity auction

Postby JestersBaubles » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:37 pm

Nice idea behind the piece, and nice to see a picture of you!

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Re: conceptual piece for charity auction

Postby Corlette M » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:27 am

I have pictures in my head of how I imagine all the regulars to this board will look. Usually, I'm amused at how way off they are, but yours was closer than most :-) I like the piece and the concept- hope it brought in much cash for the charity. Thanks for posting this, and all your previous helpful posts as well.

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Re: conceptual piece for charity auction

Postby Bert Weiss » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:19 pm

Corlette M wrote:I have pictures in my head of how I imagine all the regulars to this board will look. Usually, I'm amused at how way off they are, but yours was closer than most :-) I like the piece and the concept- hope it brought in much cash for the charity. Thanks for posting this, and all your previous helpful posts as well.

Corlette, the proper way to picture people here, is in their bathrobe, either playing internet, or making glass art...

I did once pose nude, for a Warm Glass Calendar, lounging inside a kiln I built.
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Re: conceptual piece for charity auction

Postby Barry Kaiser » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:20 am

Bert Weiss wrote:[

I did once pose nude, for a Warm Glass Calendar, lounging inside a kiln I built.


Bert,
All copies were burned after three people went blind.


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Re: conceptual piece for charity auction

Postby Corlette M » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:33 am

:lol: Now that is an image that is going to pop into my head every time I see one of your posts!

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Re: conceptual piece for charity auction

Postby twin vision glass » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:47 pm

http://twinvision.fusedglassartists.com/tools.html
It is sooo great to see what others look like ! so I thought I would take the challenge too :D

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Re: conceptual piece for charity auction

Postby JestersBaubles » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:30 pm

Leslie,

My image of you was one where we saw you in a shop working with all kinds of apparatus strapped to your head :).

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Re: conceptual piece for charity auction

Postby JestersBaubles » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:39 pm

When I'm not doing glass or working at my "day job", I'm outside. This was taken in November, at The Wave in Kanab, Utah. It's quite a unique place, and you have to win a lottery permit to hike in. We won four of the 10 slots out of about 150 people. I suggested later that we should have all gone to Idaho and played the REAL lottery! Sorry, but the nude versions of Wave pictures are under lock and key :mrgreen:

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Re: conceptual piece for charity auction

Postby twin vision glass » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:30 pm

Dana, that was my Darth Vader look alike!!!! :roll:

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Re: conceptual piece for charity auction

Postby Pat K. » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:49 am

I like it, Bert, and everyone looks so much younger than I expected:)

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