|Project by EPJartisan||posted 06-02-2011 03:45 PM||2007 views||12 times favorited||6 comments|
A friend of mine Yva Neal, does “Green Walls”. She recently moved into a new studio space with adequate windows to have a sample garden. Unfortunately, the irrigation system had to be installed out side the wall, and was unsightly. So she asked me if I could make her a frame for the wall to cover it.
Ever have one of those projects that just does not gel with ya? Though I had the design inspiration, the actual work was incredibly boring and everything I did was off just a bit … or broke, or I dropped my chisel and had to resharpen it… on and on.. this happens every time I don’t feel a connection to my work… things go wrong.
My inspiration was blue glass to emulate the water that flows through the irrigation tubes. Dark blue at the top (where water would pool) ... getting lighter down the sides (where falling water drops could catch light) I did not want to over power the green-ness of the wall, so I patterned the blue glass as if it was naturally random falling water drops.
Yva was at first was terrified of my idea for blue glass, thinking it would be too industrial looking. The way I work truly frustrates designers, but i know my clients are always entertained by the results. SO I played with her… showed her nothing of the design, or process … and then I installed it one night while she was gone, so she could be surprised the next morning. AND she was! She loves it, she knows me … and should have had faith. :)
~ black walnut, 3 colors of blue glass.. and many coats of poly.
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