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Wave Gecko. This 19”, 3D gecko adorns the wall of a Hawaiian home paying tribute to the mythological Mo’o. Geckos, known for color and shape shifting, are representative guardians and connectors to the gods within Polynesian culture. Kate enhanced the color ability of the gecko to incorporate a wave pattern that was both fixed in the dichroic coating on the base glass, and expanded with the application of fused glass balls, adding both color and texture. A magical being indeed!
Monstera Leaf. A modern sidelight adjacent 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 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)
Dichroic Gecko. This fused glass Gecko is 19 inches in diameter. It sits in a custom steel frame and has overall (in frame) dimensions of 22 x 22 inches. It is currently in the inventory of the artist.
“Eleanor.” Eleanor is a 22 foot Chinese style dragon. It was designed and constructed under commission for a private residence in Philadelphia. The work was named by her owner. The dragon goes up a wall )Head downward) and parallels a stairway on the opposite wall. She sits under a skylight with additional illumination from concealed spot lights. The hundreds of pieces that make up the dragon were individually hadn colored by Kate with glass powder. This work won First Place in the 2011 International “Dichroic by Design” competition conduced by CBS.
Triple Layer Dragon Cake. Triple Layer Dragon Cake is approximately 25 inches in diameter. It is composed of three distinct layers, each nested within a larger piece. The largest section is wall mounted with the smaller section being mounted on top so that the light plays through the layers. The piece project approximately 9 inches from the wall. It is entirely fused glass, with coloring and shading through the use of glass powder.
Sky Dragon. Sky Dragon is a six piece ensemble which spans 3.5 feet high and 5 feet wide. This enticing piece utilizes dichroic glass which has been modified from its original version thus toning down the “bling” so often lethal to glass art. It is in a private collection in metropolitan Seattle, WA.
Back-lit 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.
Environ-Donna. This is a sister panel to an original commissioned for a residence at Carmel, CA. Environ-donna melds sky, earth, air, and sea. This piece is double paned throughout. It was commissioned for the Northwest Art Glass building in Redmond, WA, The piece is composed of fused glass elements assembled with traditional stained glass methods. It is approximately 42 x 56 inches.
Tuscany Style Ceiling Fixture. This 16 inch custom scavo bowl was designed and built by Kate for the master bath of a Tuscan Villa style home in Eastern Oregon.
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.