Gypsy Tree by Karen Ehart
This kiln-fired glass sculpture in three segments is framed by a steel structure that acts as a display stand and as part of the sculpture. It is designed to be viewed from both sides. One side is smooth and has textural elements; one side is roughly textured, but also contains color and design. Both sides contain gold pen work fired onto the surface. Rivers of colorful and metallic small glass bits run through these pieces, and colorful glass powders create subtle shadows. Two small ornaments hang from metal curlicues. No two are alike.
Product Dimension: 27" H x 14.75" W x 6" D
About Designer: Karen Ehart
"I am fascinated with the visual appeal of creating colorful sculpture and useful objects with glass."
With an organic, painterly style, Karen Ehart draws her inspiration from nature: sea life, microscopic images, a rock-filled stream bed. The many places she has lived, from the tropics to the desert, have influenced the evolution of her work.
Karen Ehart's work is unique in the sculptural quality of her pieces and the unusual surface design. She spends a great deal of time on the original sculpture and the mold-making process. Each piece is individually designed and handcrafted by the artist.
Karen Ehart was raised in a very creative family with diverse skills where craftsmanship was valued and encouraged. She picked up a glass cutter in 1984 and was ruined for any other work. She has experimented with glass continuously, taking workshops and working for major studios while developing her own technique and design style.