Hearth altars once appeared in every home, containing objects and images that made home, home. This work follows that tradition...
This artwork started as a quick sketch from life. She sat on a stool, and threw her head back, stretching, a pose of anticipation, waiting, of readiness, yet of warmth and peace. Exactly what was expected of a Hearth god.
I re-drew and developed the drawing directly onto a glass slab using bronze-laden ink, which burns away in the kiln as the glass is cast, leaving fine lines of bronze embedded within and staining the glass panel itself. I've then worked the image further before laminating and mirroring it within its solid wood box frame. It's ready to hang on a wall or place on a mantlepiece, where it will gather and reflect light, seemingly brighter than its surroundings, always waiting patiently, always welcoming.
Glass, Bronze, Mirror, Box