It’s about 8 1/2×12 inches. Charming, cheerful, colorful and whimsical. The artist wanted it framed but gave me no real direction. When I sketched my idea and proposed it, she was impressed enough that now, rather than sell it, she sees it hanging in a certain window in her home.
The essence of my idea was for the glass to float in a dark frame (for visual strength and to contain the eye) supported by four keepers of maple.
The frame was mitered and glued and then cut for walnut splines.
Mounting the keepers was accomplished with 1/4” mortises:
The gap between glass and walnut is about 3/4. Where the thickness of the glass varied, I shimmed the keepers with clear adhesive door bumpers sliced with a razor blade to dimension and stuck to the glass.
Here it is complete, inside view and then shot so the sky was behind it:
The finish is satin lacquer. Overall dimensions, 12×15 x 1 5/8 inches.
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"