A few days ago I had a visitor in the studio that commented on my craftsmanship - that it takes a lot of work to make things seem simple and right. I think a good example of this is a pair of branch windows I recently made.
The windows are constructed of multiple pieces of clear glass within a lead framework like traditional leaded windows. Here, though, the leads are carved and cut to taper and have irregularities like a branch does. (I’ve seen too many “spaghetti trees” where the line weight doesn’t vary. I knew I could craft something better.)
The result is a quiet, dimensional branch silhouette on a clear ground. Seems like it couldn’t be simpler, but it’s because of the nuance and attention to detail that the windows have a gravity and elegance befitting their new home.
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