Ruler of the Roost
Art Glass Sculpture
Created by Alice Benvie Gebhart
The artist used various glass and mixed-media techniques in this glass house sculpture. She used imagery and symbols close to her heart, and her memories show the significance of home and heritage. Vintage images of the artist's grandmother and grandfather, along with symbols of chickens (feathers, chicken wire printed and etched, small statue) are part of this piece. Her grandmother was "ruler of the roost" so a gold crown is drawn on her grandmother's head. There are other royalty references that can be explored. This piece is meant to be heartfelt and comical.