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*******PLEASE SEE ATTACHED VIDEO OF THE CREATION OF "RESONANCE" BELOW******* This stained glass triptych is being created to raise awareness surrounding the plight of the coral reefs throughout the world. “Resonance” is a message of reverence and hope that this beautiful and fragile ecosystem will live on for many generations to come. Globally, an alarming 20% of the coral reefs have been lost. In the United States it has been reported that 50% of the reefs are in poor health. The major threats to the reefs are climate change, fishing impacts, and pollution. Sadly, it is being predicted that within the next 20-40 years half of the reefs world wide will be lost. It is my mission with “Resonance” to reach into the hearts of humanity to protect, preserve, and restore the health, beauty, and vitality of the coral reefs. Resonance is an illuminated stained glass mosaic created through an innovative process of UV lamination. Each piece of glass is hand cut, shaped, and meticulously placed upon a base of clear 3/8 inch glass. The stained glass is then laminated to the base with ultra violet rays. After all pieces have been laminated to the base, it is then grouted, cleaned and polished. Each stained glass panel of Resonance will measure 48 inches in length and 60 inches in width. The panels will be encased in custom made steel light boxes that have been fumed to reflect the vibrancy of the stained glass. Each light box is illuminated with state of the art LED sheet lighting, which also has the ability to be dimmed or brightened. When installed, Resonance will measure 4ft X 16ft. Over 1400 hours and 15,000+ pieces of stained glass have gone into the creation of "Resonance".

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2.5'
  • Medium: Stained glass
  • Width: 16ft.
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 4ft.