Immediate in its lucent, chromatic beauty and unexpected design, the photo here only shows a portion of "Outer Orbit", which is just one illuminated piece in a series of glass panels, entitled “Side Lite” by Bryan Northup. Bryan describes his work as “organic yet contemporary”, and we were intrigued to learn that his transparent palette sometimes includes mouth blown antique sheet glass. Bryan explained to us part of the process employed for "Outer Orbit":“…building on these very special hand picked pieces, I added such elements as a dichroic backed round faceted jewel and a deep red mouth-blown roundel. To emulate the boundless expanse of space I left the rolled edges at each end piece of glass and used copper wire to secure the frame. The finished piece is appropriately very dark and mysterious and really only comes alive in direct sun, the final planetary component in this stained glass panel.”
The art of light inspires, and its play with color captivates. Light's transforming quality fascinates, especially when it is captured by gemstones and antique stained glass that glow from within...
... When not in the studio or taking turns answering your questions, we like to blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Al is skilled in the arts of goldsmithing, diamond setting and jewelry designing, and all of the jewelry here, except for mixed media, is Al's - - all meticulously done by Al, no outside assistance. Although there are a few collaborative designs with his wife Caroline, and there are her occasional oohs and ahs and what-if questions. Well, maybe a little more often than that! Most of the photography is done by Caroline, and she designs and handmakes mixed media art jewelry.
If you would like to leave a comment to a post on this page - - it's easy! Look to the right of the title, and you will see a link all in red letters. Click that, and you will be able to leave a comment. Oh, and if you try to leave a comment but this site acts kind of funky, just hit refresh and then the window should come up. Thank you very much!
Stained Glass Association of America
The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stained and Leaded Glass
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows
Metropolitan Museum's Gallery devoted to the Works of Louis Comfort Tiffany
Corning Museum of Glass
Museum of Glass
The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
The Blenko Museum
If you like something you see here on beyondtherockz.com and you would like to post our links onto your own site, we'd be flattered! Just please be sure to note our site on your post - -