Urban palettes

The most compelling aspect of working with glass is the way the material loves light, sparkling and shimmering to engage a viewer. Many of the images I take involve light and shadow. I get to the Lake Michigan lakefront as often as possible, usually in the morning, and am amazed at the constant variation in light and palette and texture of the lake bounded by rock and sky. I am starting to explore how to translate this sometimes subtle light and color into a shimmering glass palette in a spare yet luminous art object.

Urban palettes: Lake Michigan | 14"x14" 

The starting point for this exploration is using an image from a specific date to develop this palette and vocabulary. 

 work-in-progress | Urban palettes | Lake Michigan May 03 2016 | 14"x 14"

work-in-progress | Urban palettes | Lake Michigan May 03 2016 | 14"x 14"

 work-in-progress | Urban palettes | Lake Michigan May 28 2015 14"x14"

work-in-progress | Urban palettes | Lake Michigan May 28 2015 14"x14"

 work-in-progress | Urban palettes | Lake Michigan Feb 16 2016 14"x14"

work-in-progress | Urban palettes | Lake Michigan Feb 16 2016 14"x14"