Monthly Archives: September 2011

Forest for the Trees – SOLD!

Forest for the Trees back side

21″  x  54″   Forest for the Trees is a glass mosaic. This first photo shows the back side, rough and sharp, but beautiful. The base is an antique window that I picked up at a salvage yard. The trees are antique glass plates and surrounding glass is from green glassware that I had. SMASH! The joy in creating a mosaic like this is in fitting the randomly shaped pieces together. And of course, the finished product. Can you see the forest for the trees?

Forest for the Trees front side

Forest for the Trees

Forest for the Trees

This piece is rather heavy but can be hung in a window or on a wall with back lighting.

By Heather Brush. For sale. SOLD! Just two days in the gallery!

Triple Tea Drop

Triple Tea Drop

13″ x  17″  Triple Tea Drop is an assemblage in my teapot series. This hanging sculpture is my favorite whimsicle tea time piece. The triplet teacups came from Goodwill and the antique yellow tin teapot from my favorite antique mall. The “tea” is made of beads and chain, pouring freely with enough to spare.

Triple Tea Drop

 

Triple Tea Drop

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Sweet Mocha

Sweet Mocha

10″  x  13″   Sweet Mocha is an assemblage in my teapot series. Upcycling found objects, I create artworks that give a new feel to old things. Here, served on a silvertone tray, a brown ceramic coffee/tea carafe  pours sweet mocha into a delicate tea cup. I love the lines of the carafe and the opposing daintiness of the cup.

Sweet Mocha

 

Sweet Mocha

 

Sweet Mocha

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Green pieces

Green pieces

SOLD!  28″ x 28″  Green pieces is a mosaic on glass. The old window came from a friend of mine who scavenged it. (love that!) The purple glass circles are old stage lighting gels, and the green ones are antique glass plates. The purple bits in the center are the remains of an ornate jar and the green pieces (there’s the title!) are bits of smashed green glass vases. The purple gels were the inspiration for the work, as they just made me so happy to gaze through in the sunlight. Together the piece gives a calming feeling, with some interesting contrast to keep the eye entertained.

Green pieces

My mosaics are not traditional as they have no grout surrounding the pieces of glass. I use a clear glue to adhere the bits. This creates more of a free form stained glass. Green pieces is ready to hang in a sunny spot.

Green pieces

Why call it Green pieces? Well for obvious reasons but also because I was listening to Greensleeves as I made it, and Green pieces sort of sounds like that. Such a heartbreaking song with such a lovely tune.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Elegant Espresso

Elegant Espresso

8 1/2″ x 10″   Elegant Espresso is an assemblage in my teapot series. I adore this one for the way the base and cup blend so well together. The base is an old candleholder, and gives the work an elegance. The tiny teapot is an antique single serve in brown.

Elegant Espresso

Elegant Espresso

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Rainy Day Tea

Rainy Day Tea

8″  x  11″   Rainy Day Tea is an assemblage piece in my teapot series. I found this teapot in the Goodwill store and snatched it up before anyone else could buy it. I fell in love with it immediately. It is actually a self warming electric brewer. Yep, you plug it in and a heating element heats your water on your desktop on a rainy day. I adore the design, having grown up in the 70s, with its bold colors and iconic style.

The teapot sits on a pedestal, a simple ceramic candleholder, which sits upon a metal trivet. The cup is a plain one, accepting the simple pleasure of warm water merged with the essence of tea.

Rainy Day Tea

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Purple Pleasure

Purple Pleasure

8″ x  8″  Purple Pleasure is an assemblage in my teapot series. I love the romantic feel of this one, from its soft color to the scrollwork base. The silver plate at the bottom is mysterious to me, as it isn’t really a plate, but isn’t a trivet either. The scrolled part was a candleholder. The tiny cup is a sweet espresso cup. Repurposing discarded items is my goal.

Purple Pleasure

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Purple Pleasure