Sunday, March 11, 2007

Spirals




I'm happily locked away in my studio winding spirals for Urban Glass, Beadfiesta and my website. If this is the first time you're reading my blog - welcome! And you might be wondering, "why spirals?" I've taken this from my website:

What is the significance of the spirals?
In the drive to express ideas through my glass, I wanted to express the never-ending cycle of life. How events will happen at one time in your life and then circle back to them again. We have our own life-spirals and we travel around on them and come back to events although maybe not in exactly the same way. A spiral can bring you peace too, the assurance that everything WILL circle back around. In that sense, it serves as a rudimentary mandala for us to meditate upon.


So, I chose to make spirals in glass to express that idea - glass is a perfect medium because of it's potentially fragile quality. A glass spiral can be beautiful, colorful, reflective yet if you don't treat it with some care, it could shatter.

8 comments:

silastones said...

Thanks for your kinds words on my blog. I love glass beads but not brave enought to play with fire. :)
The Spirals are so cool. I love your beads.

LampworkDiva said...

You're welcome! Thank you for the nice compliment on the Spirals! Try glass sometime, the fire isn't scary once you get started! Smile!

Mary Timme said...

I found you through Miachelle's blog and since I'm always interested in lampwork beading people I don't know, I've bookmarked you and will be back. I like the spirals.

LampworkDiva said...

Hi Mary!
Miachelle has a great blog! Glad you stopped by! What started your interest in lampwork?

Tari of claybuttons said...

The spirals are fantastic! I'm sure they will be a hit at your show. I love to play with fire! Most every type of art I do involves heat of some kind. I have tried lampworking and it was great fun. I couldn't afford to be outifitted in another area of art or I would have a torch and evrything else to go with it!

LampworkDiva said...

Hi Tari!

Thanks for the kind words! I love the spirals - hope others do too! I think that's awesome that you've tried lampwork! I bet you were good at it! Thanks for posting!

Silver Parrot said...

Thank you for the nice post on my blog. Your spirals are beautiful!

LampworkDiva said...

Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave the kind words about the spirals, Silver Parrot!