Art Glass Sculpture
Created by Patti & Dave Hegland
Part of the artists' "Bonsai series". Hundreds of hand-pulled murrini in shades of green comprise the leaf structure, while slivers of glass placed on edge form the trunk. The embedded stylized sun is comprised of multiple layers of glass powder. The background was created using the strip construction technique, in which thin strips of clear glass were placed on edge and given a sandblasted overlay. The piece was finished with a highly polished rim edge and is displayed in a custom metal stand.