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My close friends own a glass studio. They were commissioned to make this (Donor Board). Over the last three months they have worked night and day to complete it. I’ve had a small hand in the project as it has neared it’s completion. We mounted it a few days ago in the new women’s center of the hospital. It contains a backboard of several hundred LED lights and transformers. The entire frame is made of Cherry. Each piece of glass was custom made and honed to fit the adjacent piece. Every part of the mosaic was also fired in a kiln. The fish, birds, tree line, reeds, are all glued with an ultra-violet reactive glue atop a quarter inch sheet of specialty glass.
Approximate value is in excess of $25,000. It was the most nerve racking install I have ever done on any project throughout my life. In addition to the (Donor Board) we also created 31 individual etched glass discs that we mounted beside each office door adorned with various birds, fish, and other animal scenes. We finished all the install work today. Glad to see it all finally mounted! The scene depicts the Resort at Massanutten mountain and surrounding hills and scenery in the Shenandoah Valley.

Whoops, I forgot the dimensions…thanks for the reminder jaykaypur!

Length is approx 9’ Width just under 5’ I would say with frame and glass structure….close to 180 lbs.
I also forgot to mention all the donors names are etched on the sides of the fish. It is located in the Women’s Center at the New Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg Virginia on Port Republic Road.

Aaron

-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 434 days ago

What a lovely piece…would love to see more pictures of it

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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theoldfart

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#2 posted 434 days ago

25k in breakable glass? I would have been shakin’ in my boots. Nice job for a good cause

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 434 days ago

Very, very nice…....I know of the glass studio you speak of. This piece is just amazing. I had no idea they did projects of this scope and size. I bet you were nervous hanging it!!! What are the dimensions and weight on this piece??

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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NaFianna

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#4 posted 434 days ago

A very eyecatching piece. Well done to all involved.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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DaytonHM

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#5 posted 433 days ago

Whoops, I forgot the dimensions…thanks for the reminder jaykaypur!

Length is approx 9’ Width just under 5’ I would say with frame and glass structure….close to 180 lbs.
I also forgot to mention all the donors names are etched on the sides of the fish. It is located in the Women’s Center at the New Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg Virginia on Port Republic Road.

I am very honored to have been a part of this project.
Aaron

-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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HorizontalMike

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#6 posted 433 days ago

Wow, now that is persistence!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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stefang

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#7 posted 433 days ago

An impressive work! I wish the lighting had been brighter so we could see your part of the work better.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 433 days ago

WOW!!! I just came in from a morning’s fishing & this totally caught my eye. Spectacular!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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becikeja

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#9 posted 432 days ago

Love this piece, what is the glass studios name, I would love to see some of their other work.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 432 days ago

This is a beautiful piece of work. Congratulations to all.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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