Turquoise Beach II
Art Glass Sculpture
Created by Alice Benvie Gebhart
This sculpture is kiln-formed glass fabricated on a thick etched and patinaed glass base. Iridescent glass reflecting light from within emphasizes the transparent quality of the upright panel. All the color in this piece is from cut and layered glass that has been fired multiple times in a kiln specifically designed for heat work with glass. Twenty-four karat gold and black metal oxide are fired into the surface to add texture, detail, and movement. The artist has etched-signed this unique piece in the lower right corner.