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painter series piece3 by LaughingTree painter series piece3 by LaughingTree
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This is the 3rd piece in my "Brushstrokes" series inspired by color splotches and brushstrokes...

I'm trying out the "multiple views" for one submission idea again. It seems to work well with this piece as all the views relate very well to one another.

This piece was blown solo, with no assistants at Scott benefield's studio back in October '05. I just finished the engraving on it as well. It will be one of the first new pieces to go on my "new" website, which should be going live by the end of the month.

The piece took about 4½ hours to blow, and then I spent around 15 hours engraving it... It's a 5 part encalmo, switch axis.

About 18" tall
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MehranMo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I do a lot of 3D renders and specifically glass renders. I was wondering if I could make something heavily inspired by your work.
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Sure thing. Just send me a link to see when you're done if you don't mind!
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Zaliness Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
how did you engrave the groovey scale looking things in it?
i love how they distort the colours, and pull it along with the light.
its awesome. :)
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
Thanks very much! Those were engraved using diamond impregnated brass wheels that spin on a water-fed lathe. One at a time... All done by hand. It's a tedious, but rewarding process!
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MistressofChaos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007
I'm in love with the differences in texture and color. o.o;;;;;

It's like it's fluid and not at the same time. ^ ^
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
I think that's kind of how glass is... Fluid, yet not... At the same time... :D
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kidniblett Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
this is absolutely incredible, beautiful colors...i have always loved pink and orange together. i know this is probably something you arleady explained but how do you get the precise cuts on the surface? the honey comb pattern i mean. My roomate does glasswork but ive never seen anything like that. the form is awesome, it feels like it might start to levitate or something. really fabulous work.

-intrigued grace
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LaughingTree Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
It's done with an engraving lathe and diamond wheels. If you cut a bunch of circles at the right distance from each other, you will get the honeycomb pattern. It's quite tricky. There are many people who are much better. I'm still experimenting and practicing and playing around. But I really like the potential!
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asher27 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
incredible!

your work is so beautiful... i want it. or at least the power to make it :)
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Aartsee1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
Beautifully centered and well executed. I like the multiple views and light are your stills.
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