These glass art pieces are Kate MacLeod’s most recently completed glass art works. The installation or completion date is shown in parenthesis by the individual pieces.
Light of Lanai. This majestic yet modern billiard table lamp is 15 In high, 17 in. wide and 49 inches long with 4 separate pieces meeting in compound curves and a wrap-around theme of tropical flora dancing a colorful pattern. This custom billiard table lamp was designed and built by Kate on commission for a private residence in Hawaii. The metal work was designed and built by Carson Janssen of La Pine, OR. The dichroic flora change hue based on reflected or transmitted light. This functional yet provocatively artistic lighting piece provides adequate lamination for the billiard table yet claims main stage in the seaside billiard room of its Hawaiian residence. All of the flora in this piece include dichroic glass. So therefore the color changes depending upon whether the light is reflected (light off) or transmitted (light on). This effect can be seen on the additional photos available by clicking on the photo at left. (2014)
Orchid Chandelier. Four sprays of glass orchids circle the interior cone of ocean blue to illuminate the entry of a private seaside villa in Hawaii. Kate MacLeod, as master artist, conceived, drew, and specified the orchids and interior cone, which were blown by Luca Rattazzi of Effetto Glassworks, Richmond, CA. Carson Janssen of La Pine, OR, built the metal cage, which acts as orchid stems. At 21 inches long and with an 18 inch diameter, this functional yet artistic piece welcomes close attention upon arrival and departure from the villa. (2014)
Bird in Flight. This 8” x 12” black glass panel is creatively painted with CBS Dichroic ExtractTM. The glimmer, sparkle, and life of the art is aroused by teasing the near microscopic particles of dichroic glass to their precise position, such as a master painter would accomplish with multiple layers. Planned for production in the near future, a wildlife series will soon appear in your favorite galleries. (2014)
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 designed and built by Carson Janssen of La Pine, OR, and has an overall (in frame) dimensions of 22 x 22 inches.
First Place Winner. This piece was awarded first place by the jury in the 2013 International Dichroic by Design Competition conducted by CBS.
The piece is currently in the inventory of the artist. (2013)
Cat’s Eyes. This 30” x 16” glass panel uses dichroic-coated glass that transmits various color dependent on the light source, transmitted or reflected. Kate incorporates dichroic glass, but does not rely on it as a sole source of color. By varying the added glass color, she brings forth greater than life vibrancy to the irises, enchanting the viewer to further enjoyment. This piece is on display at Ed Hoy’s International, Warrenville, IL. (2014)