Orbs

Orbs

The Orb Series was a major breakthrough. They allow my floral clusters to be viewed from a 360 degree perspective and heightened the organic credibility of my work. Click on an image to enlarge.

Meditation on the Healing Virtues of the Plant Kingdom (top view)
2015
4 inch diameter
Photo Credit: Joseph Stankard

Over a five decade journey crafting glass, I’ve gained insight into the spiritual realm permeating the creative process. My attitude may be peculiar to younger makers, but at age 72 and near the end of my career, I’m keenly aware of how mystics celebrate the virtues of labor as prayer.

Over the last month I’ve been meditating on the spiritual belief that surrounds the plant kingdom’s healing potential. As I craft glass that pays homage to the Plant Kingdom, each component sculpted in glass becomes a prayer like mantra that reinforces the healing benefit.

 

Flowers and Fruit Bouquet with Swarming Honeybees
2014

6 inches in diameter, flameworked cast and laminated soda lime glass.
Photo Credit - Ron Farina

 

Tea Rose Bouquet Cluster with Insects
4 inch diameter, flameworked colored and clear glass
Photo Credit: Ron Farina

 

Meditation on the Healing Virtues of the Plant Kingdom (bottom view)
2015 
4 inch diameter
Photo Credit - Joseph Stankard

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Bouquet
2011

4 inches in diameter, flameworked colored glasses encased in clear glass.
Photo Credit - Ron Farina

Fecundity Bouquet 2011 4 inch diameter, flameworked colored and clear glass Photo Credit: Ron Farina

Fecundity Bouquet
2011
4 inch diameter, flameworked colored and clear glass
Photo Credit: Ron Farina