Contemporary Art Glass – Hand Sculpted Branches & Apple Blossoms on Beveled Reamy Glass (Winchester, VA)

 

These blossoms, hand-worked over a flame to achieve their translucency and character, were commissioned by Winchester Medical Center for their new Cardiac Unit. This panel, the first in a series, used mainly pink blossoms  and darker leaves. The floating petals, as seen on the top right, give the panel the illusion of motion, as if the tree is succumbing to a brisk breeze. The sculpted branches and completely one-of-a-kind design, make this panel appear alive.