Engulfed in Glass

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“Engulfed in Glass” represents four seasons on the shoreline. This large work consists of over 236 pieces of fused glass layered and installed in a manner to give the illusion of one mural. Jilly’s piece began with an idea, transformed into a sketch, then to a prototype. Inspired by West Michigan’s shoreline, “Engulfed in Glass” depicts the coldness of a moon-washed Michigan Winter relieved into a hopeful Spring morning, transitioning towards an endless Summer sunset and finally into Autumn with its melancholy winds and blustering waves. The viewer is engulfed into the complexity of the installation, and reflective qualities of the glass. Fusing techniques incorporated were multi-firings, slumping , raking and casting using iridescent glass, cathedral glass, opaque glass, frit glass, and Dichroic glass. Of course, not complete without the encapsulated dune sand and pockets of driftwood that make the Michigan shoreline so special. Jilly invites you to get “Engulfed in Glass”

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 5''
  • Medium: Glass
  • Width: 18'
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 5'4