This drawing of Angela has appeared in several of my works over the years. I love her waiting pose, her patience, her forbearing. Now she appears as a Hearth-god, a loving, personal, intimate image, in a window at the centre of the home.
Hearth altars once appeared in every home, containing objects and images that made home, home. This work follows that tradition...
I drew Angela 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, with Angela waiting patiently, always welcoming.
Glass, Bronze, Mirror, Box