Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Eklund Garden in Glass

It's all glass. Click photo to enlarge.
Check out this amazing glass depiction of Eklund Garden, crafted by The Glass Source.  It's made of translucent colored glass that allows light to glow through from the back side, and there's a lot of texture, so the photo doesn't do it justice.  The appearance changes with the lighting. The artwork was a Christmas present from my husband.  I love how the tree trunks rise up in the back - the garden surrounded by woods. The glass is about a foot wide, so it's a pretty good size. 

The gift was a result of Shelton's first Downtown Handmade Market, which was held every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2014 in the old brick Conti building next to the Farmer's Market. All sorts of local vendors were in there selling gifts and the halls were decked for the holidays. 

Downtown Handmade Market
The Glass Source has their studio there, and they were selling some interesting glass items, including some glass garden portraits. My husband struck up a conversation with the owner, Micheal Skrtic, and arranged to have some custom artwork done for Eklund Garden. Never would have happened without the Downtown Handmade Market. I hope they do it again next year. 

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