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Monstera Leaf. A modern architectural glass sidelight adjacent is the main entry of a condominium in Hawaii invites examination from either side. This laminated piece plays with positive and negative space. It is remarkably simple, yet while nonetheless invoking current-like rays of light. It is 79 x 13¾ x ½ inches. (2014)
Ginger and Palm Leaf Sidelight. This dual layer laminated ginger and palm architectural glass panel entry invites your walk through Hawaiian flora. While modernistic in approach its deviates not so far as to approach abstract. The dichroic ginger flowers indulge your constant interest casting one then another color depending upon the light. The piece was designed on commission for a residence in Hawaii. It is 79 x 13¾ x ½ inches. (2014)
Bas-Relief Lillies. This glass bas-relief that was designed to pass light while providing architectural glass interest as the physical divider between the toilet area and the sink area of a powder room off the entry hall of a home in Salem, OR. The piece is about 18 x 24 x 1.5 inches. It features a motif of lilies which pick up their theme from other aspects of the entry decor.
Cascade Radiance. Cascade Radiance is architectural glass mural. It is a 54 sq. ft. back-lit stained glass feature over the entrance to the historic Sather Building in downtown Bend, OR. Kate designed and constructed Cascade Radiance in the traditional Tiffany style, exclusively from reproduction Tiffany glass made by Uroboros in Portland, OR. As a historic building the architecture is b est served by a period piece, and no period in the history of stained glass is surpassed by he early 20th Century and the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The 14 foot long installation is in six panels depicting the beautiful Northwest landscape, inspired by the beauty of the Cascades, Oregon’s wildflowers, forests and water, not to be overshadowed by the fascinating palette of sky. A total of 2,363 hand cut, foiled and soldered pieces work together to create a fascinating effect. The piece was built in 2009 by Kate under commission from the building’s owners.
Glass Arch. This back-lit glass arch was commissioned by the owner of a Mexican restaurant to divide the final food preparation and set up area from the dinning room. It provides both an artistic interest and ambient light for the dinning area. The arch is 10.5 feet long and 54 inches high. It was made fused in 8 sections with the seams hidden. The red swirl at the upper left is the logo of the restaurant.
3-D Agave. This life-size 3-dimensional agave (the cactus from which Tequila is made) was commissioned t sit in a recess constructed for the purpose over the Tequila Bar at a restaurant. It measures 36 inches high, 36 inches wide, and 18 inches deep, and is lit with small spot lights mounted in the ceiling.
Shower Enclosure (2008). This shower enclosure was designed by Kate for a private residence at Aspen Lakes Resort, Oregon. The 10 foot high enclosure is composed of 3 bent glass panels each of which was kiln carved and sand sculpted in the shape of the “Three Sisters” and “Broken Top” — peaks in the nearby Cascade mountains which are visible from the residence.
Geese Landing (2009, Interior view). This is the covered entry to a private residence. The glass and water effects were designed and assembled by Kate who also attached the carved wooden geese produced by cooperating artist, Skip Armstrong.
Wave Panel Room Divider (2008). The wave panel room divider was designed by Kate to provide a visual block between the living area of a condo and the front entrance opening onto a public hallway. The colors were selected by he homeowner to complement her own pastel watercolor paintings which are on the opposite wall.
Room Divider – Wave Panel (2009). This panel was designed and constructed by Kate to provide a measure of visual separation between the living room and the dining room of a residence in Seattle.