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Gaia

Art Glass Wall Sculpture

Created by Gerald Davidson
This portrait titled "Gaia" was inspired by the Greek goddess of earth and hence my use of earth tones. As with all my portraits this one began with a photo shoot with a local model. After selecting the image that Davidson would use, he then hand drew the portrait onto a large lightweight backer board. The next step was to select and cut the glass to fit the hand drawn image. He used a combination of traditional stained glass fabrication techniques (cutting and grinding the glass to fit the pattern) and mosaic methods. The final part of the process was to grout the entire piece. It is framed in a black floating frame and is ready to hang.