2013 ArtPrize Entry
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"Ninkasi", the goddess of beer, will be presented in painted stained glass. The five panels will be installed into one large wood frame. The large oval center will consist of over 500 individual pieces of hand painted colored glass and be complemented by similar panels in each of the four corners. Hidden throughout the window you may find recycled bottles and suggestions of our home town, "Beer City", such as the Grand Rapids skyline on the horizon. We just received our order of the finest mouth blown antique glass in the world. Imported from Germany and Poland, this glass gives us an amazing canvas to display our painting skills. As in all traditional glass painting, every piece of glass in the window will be hand painted and kiln fired. Stay tuned to our facebook page for updates!

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: approx. 2
  • Medium: Stained Glass
  • Width: approx. 4'
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: approx. 5'6

Venue & Connection Information

Ninkasi really needs a healthy amount of natural light for her to look her best. Although a light box could be fabricated for alternate display, nothing beats the real thing. Ideally, we're looking for a large window to hang or mount her against. Rest assured we have all the experience necessary to engineer the installation so that no permanent marks or damage will remain after her removal. Actual means of installation may vary with venue location and will be determined as a case by case scenario. Should she find herself in front of a massive bank of windows, it may be desirable to block out a couple immediately surrounding her to ease viewing and photography.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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