At the center of this piece is the Eureka Paprika Heart, uniquely cast from hues of orange transparent and opaque art glasses. The distinctive glass heart is positioned on a handmade, three-dimensional frame specifically designed to complement the heart. This particular frame is kilncarved from orange, red, sunflower and tangerine glasses. The art work is hung using a two-part aluminum French cleat (included). Signed on reverse side. Approximate size: 6.5"w x 6.5"h x .67"d.
Orange is the only color on the spectrum whose name was taken from an object, a fruit. The color symbolizes vitality, cheer, and excitement. It is also associated with good health, adventure and energy. Darker hues of orange tend to offer a sense of comfort, allude spiciness or project earthiness.
How It's Made:
This unique, handmade art glass piece is created over several weeks incorporating various kilnforming techniques and processes including kiln casting, kilncarving, grinding, sandblasting and polishing. Four separate kiln firings are required to complete.
- All art work is handmade by Robert Wiener in the DC Art Glass Studio. Kilnforming is a method of shaping glass in a kiln using heat and gravity. Techniques used by the artist include fusing, slumping, casting, printmaking and coldworking. It is common of kilnformed glass to have slight color shifts and small "champagne" bubbles.