I look at the ever changing colours of the countryside watching the hedgerow berries, mosses, tangled undergrowth, wild flowers and endless green blends of trees and grass in my work.
Autumnal colours reflect the seasonal dying back of nature for its annual sleep and then the regeneration of spring.
Among weedy river banks, fresh flowing with the restless movement of clinging green algae, I find the source for my three dimensional elements in glass with some pieces attractively combined to display aquatic plants.
More Country Life work
Thrif is an old Cornish word meaning a hawthorn hedge. This piece encapsulates some of the wild flower colours found in the tall banks and walls alongside small roads and byeways.
At least two firings are required firstly to fuse the 2 triangular pieces and finally the added pieces of broken clear glass are used to ‘weld’ the two together.
This mounting board is xxx cm x yyycm and the piece of glass is yycm long x x zzcm tall. The glass stands away from the board to allow light behind to enhance and reflect the colours of the countryside.
My colours come from spring flowers and plants down typical Cornish lanes.