by Carolyn Mitchell

The Morse Museum houses  a huge collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany art. This includes many of his famous Tiffany lamps along with furniture and a gorgeous baptismal font. The top panel in my Echoes of Glass was inspired by the beautiful lamps as the colours blend, one into the other in many of the pieces.
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Echoes of Glass - Top Panel

The second panel represents the glass used in our skyscrapers today. As you drive along the 401 in the Toronto area there is a group of buildings with this style of windows at the top.
canvas work embroidery in an art nouveau style, round shape with a triangular at the top within a square
Echoes of Glass - Middle Panel

The third panel represents French doors of years ago that had the crackle style of glass with wood and brass around them.  My grandmother had these doors between the living room and hallway and I can remember taking my finger and tracing the little patterns on the glass to amuse myself.

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Echoes of Glass - Bottom Panel
So in designing this piece, with the theme of glass, and I use beautiful metallic threads and crystals to catch the light as each panel flows to the other. Though each panel  could stand on its own, I have designed them to fit together creating a design that could be hung in a narrow space.

Thank you to Carolyn for describing her inspiration for Echoes of Glass. I can remember the type of door she describes and finding the same fun when I was a little girl. The Echoes of Glass Online Correspondence Course is open for registration only until November 30, 2016. - Kathryn, Blog Editor

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your full details for this design, Carolyn. I love this piece having already done it once. THis time my plan is to do it horizontally to go over a door frame. I can see it but still need to decide on colours, but there is still time.

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