The design was created as a private commission for a church in southern MN.
The design is a glass-on-glass (GOG) mosaic art piece. I design, and create, all of my own mosaic pieces, so each design is unique and one-of-a-kind. All glass pieces have been hand cut by me. Only the highest quality stained glass is used. Everything is then sprayed with a sealant to protect the glass and grout from wear and tear.
In this art piece, I carefully constructed a beautiful, majestic tree, and then placed 500+ hand-cut stained glass pieces to serve as tree foliage. After grouting the first layer of the design, a second layer of stained glass leaves were added to the tree to create a 3D surface, adding depth and interest. Blue stained glass was added to create a bright spring sky, and hand-cut textured glass mountains were added at the bottom to finish the landscape. The mountains were ceated by mxing five different types of glass layered on top of each other, carefully cut and placed.