|Project by DaytonHM||posted 06-13-2013 08:57 PM||806 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
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.
-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.