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Randy Mardrus Carved Art Glass - SANDS OF LIGHT (Artist Profile Video)

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Blog entry by Eric M. Saperstein posted 07-26-2012 10:34 PM 1642 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Artist Profile – Randy Mardrus owner of Permanent Reflections discusses his passion for deep carved illuminated glass and the origins of his lifestyle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYHqs7QS_Sg&feature=youtu.be

Those of you familiar my game room bar have seen the centerpiece glass carving. The bar was designed and built by Eric & Stanley Saperstein. The glass carving is by Randy Mardrus, and the stained glass frame was done by Robert Saperstein. The custom solid brass bar top was done by Trenton Sheet Metal.

Collaboration between artists of various mediums, backgrounds, and skill levels often results in some of the most interesting and creative results.

Eric and Randy met through the commission for the Rocky Mountain elk scene that anchors the bar – this was back in the Y2K era. The two began to realize they were up against each other in terms of the level of artistry that this home bar could reach. The creativity grew and the joint effort quickly turned from a project into a long term friendship.

Randy recently completed an artist profile video – check this out for a great insight into the creative mind. Randy discusses himself, and how he began his journey from a teenage rebel to a professional artist.

His work decorates the homes of royalty around the world, mega yachts. exclusive hotels, exotic car dealers, the US Senate building. ... The work speaks for itself, in this video the artist gets a chance to share a window into himself.

Randy’s website: http://www.permanentreflections.com/

Enjoy! ... Nicely done Randy!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com



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#1 posted 07-26-2012 10:59 PM

Well Done. Are panels hand carved?

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#2 posted 07-27-2012 01:57 AM

Wow! I don’t drink but I can sure appreciate that. Very nice.

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#3 posted 07-27-2012 10:05 AM

Nice job guys, I like the RMEF theme.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 07-28-2012 03:21 AM

Yes – the wood panels are all hand carved … and the glass is hand blasted. No CNC machines!

The panels are detailed out in some of the project sections:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/22082
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/22140

Thanks!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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