Glass art is a unique and dynamic medium. It offers a multitude of viewing opportunities as our minds are very sensitive to colour and the interplay of light. Glass art also has a peaceful and soothing effect that can create many emotions in viewers.
The calming and inspiring effects of glass have been known for centuries with the use of stained glass in libraries and places of worship. More recently, fused glass wall art has been increasingly found in hospitals and health related practices as it benefits patients, staff and visitors. Fused glass offers a very contemporary look and can be mounted either directly onto the wall or framed to sit alongside other traditional art forms. It integrates arts skills from painting to mosaic techniques creating 3D pieces.
In 2014, I was commissioned to create several pieces of fused glass wall art for Harefield Hospital in the UK. The brief was to create art pieces that would help bring a calming environment. I created a series of three glass panels with floral themes (the picture below is from one of the panels). I used a range of pastel colours with glass powders and paints to keep the transparency of the glass and provide an ethereal effect. I also created a large framed Tree of Life which inspired the notion of growth, community and continuity.
Following the installation, the Royal Brompton (Chelsea) and Harefield hospitals offered dedicated cabinets to display my art on their premises, particularly from the 'Tree of Life' and 'Heart Beat' collections. Pieces are for sale and part of the proceeds go towards the hospital charity art work with patients.
To view Eva Edery glass wall art collections, visit www.evaedery.com. Commissions are welcome.