The red glass forms a spiral as it is melted onto the glass base.
If you look at what he was doing in “Liquid,” it seems that he is now applying the “liquid” glass to the original purple “glitter” glass. I admit I am confused between last shot and this one… but I am showing them in the sequence that I took the images.
I like the way the glass and fire glow in this image.
Last Wednesday I went for a walk through the Tyson Wells exhibit for the Gem and Mineral Show. I spent nearly a half hour at this booth as I watched this glass blower make a glass pendant. I am going to tell the story through themes… and will end with a composition of all the photos together.
This first one is liquid… as you can see the heat is turning the glass into a liquid-like form.
Below is an image of the glass blower at this table with the initial slice of glass that he started with.
That purple piece of glass is the foundation of a “glitter” glass pendant, which you will see in the end.
Any guesses on what this is? No… not it’s not a MOMA abstract painting. It’s a macro view of of a piece of blue glass slag that I found at the Rock Shop. Please looke at the large print to really appreciate it. What do you see in it?
This is processed… First I did the High Pass Overlay to bring out the patterns. then I added another layer and placed it under the High Pass Overlay and worked on the levels and also burned in where ever I saw an abstraction that seemed to look like something to me. I turned off the original background layer… and then saved it in a lightly larger photo size than I normally do so that it fills more of the screen when it is enlarged.
This is a small section of a “broken bottle neck” fence. I discovered this the same day as Chatty Cathy, but have been holding off using it for the “glass” theme because it was really hard to get a good photo out of it. This one is the best, I think because I like the mix of quartz rock, natural vegetation and the glass. And it has more color/composition then just taking a picture of the fence.