The Upright Shorebird Decoy, by Darren Petersen, is a stunning example of his glassblowing expertise. The vibrant colours and intricate textures on display attest to his mastery. The piece's surface has a crackle glass texture that Petersen achieved using a technique where he immersed the hot glass in cold water and then reheated it. This technique created a unique web of intricate lines trailing the surface of the decoy. The beak transitions from a rich earthen grey to a striking translucent red, amplifying the natural tones and vibrant contrasts found in nature.
Dimensions and Details
Size: 23.25" x 5"
Medium: Blown Glass with Metal Base
Display: Set on a forged, removable metal stand that complements its poised stature.
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