Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 Say Si Small Scale Works for a Larger Cause

Kilnformed Soda Lime Glass
& Sandblasted Mirrored Glass
This piece is being included in the 2014 Small Scale Works for a Larger Cause an exhibit and silent auction benefiting Say Si. Celebrating 20 years of service to San Antonio's youth, Say Si is a premiere youth arts organization. Small Scale Work for a Larger Cause is a fundraiser that benefits the effort this organization makes to reach middle and high school age students in San Antonio. All the money raised goes to Say Si's student programming. The event begins on Thursday, March 6 with a preview  party and concludes on Friday, March 21 with a silent auction. For more information on these events visit

Red Hot was created in the middle of a hot south Texas summer. It started as a lino block which was cut and printed onto refractory material. That refractory material was also cut and then used to melt the glass into in a kiln reach temperatures of approximately 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. The kilncarved piece was mounted onto a piece of mirrored glass which was sandblasted to add additional commentary (in case it wasn't clear enough) as well as to enhance the luminosity of the piece. After an exceptionally cold winter this piece seems a fitting reminder of what we have ahead of us soon enough.

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