While we were in the middle of trying to clean up what was left of our previous life I had thoughts that I would attempt to create new art from things I was finding.
And there was a lot to find. A lot of metal bits, pottery chunks and a whole lot of glass. In my workshop I kept sheet glass in a couple of different places. A bit of it was stored horizontally under my work table. That glass heated and when I tried to recover it it had become brittle. The mass of color that you see above was all glass that was stored vertically in a wooden storage cabinet. During the fire it had heated and in my mind I believe that the wooden dividers of the cabinet added needed fuel to help it all melt down into a huge slump.
Relaxing in front of the cabinet is Little One. He was a most amazing cat to work with and will be missed. Little One was one of the nine cats to perish during the fire.
During clean up I also gathered hunks of metal, aluminum from my wheel rims that had melted and reformed into new shapes. Instantly I thought they would be interesting to work with.
Combining the elements. Here I've taken fused glass chunks and wrapped them with wire. And the same has been done with the aluminum pieces. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Measures 20 inches long by 9 inches wide.
This design and more are available in my Etsy shop.