Monday, 25 July 2011

Dichroic Fused Glass Gecko in Picture Frame - Handmade Monday

I am pleased to announce that I have brought my laptop back from the dead! I had to erase everything and take it back to factory settings so I don't have all my usual comfy settings and files but it is operational.

I love African art because it is so vibrant and warm, full of colour. If you have ever been there you will know what I mean when I say the feel of Africa is unforgettable. I miss it so much and this gecko is a reminder. We always had a few geckos on the walls in the house. They eat insects, usually stay up near the ceiling, occasionally fight with each other, which is fun to watch, but are welcome house guests.

My gecko is a riot of colour and not at all realistic except for the shape and is framed in a light wood picture frame. He is attached to the glass so is a tactile piece of art either to hang on a wall or free standing. I have hand cut all the glass, this is not from a mould, and it has been in the kiln 3 times. Hope you like him!
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11 comments:

Ali said...

Lovely work - I particularly like the purple stripes on the fingers.

Ali x

Anne - Imagination Beads said...

Lovely vibrant colours.

Caroline Nash said...

Your work is beautiful Terry, the colours on this piece are so vibrant

Wendy said...

I love your Gecko - I also love African art, although I've never been there.

Picto said...

He's lovely, I love the colours you have used. I've never been to Africa but my daughter has been on a short visit and she loved it.

Jan x

Sam Findlay said...

Gorgeous!

Caroline Lovis said...

Stunning work, for some reason geckos seem popular with teenage boys

itsamistry said...

Ooohh he's stunning I love all the colours on him.

cj - Curious Cat Creative said...

I certainly do like him, great work and beautiful colours :)

fatmonica said...

I love this!

Birgit said...

The gecko is just wonderful!

Thanks for having left a comment on my blog during the One World One Heart event. Maybe you want to check out my Oktoberfest giveaway . It would be nice to welcome you back to my blog.

Greetings from Munich, Germany,
Birgit