When I found Elizabeth Ryland Mears’ flameworked glass twig bundles and sculptures they resonated with a place deep inside. And so timely, my discovery of Mears’ work.
For the last two weeks I have been gathering and collecting bits and pieces of tree branches, bark, pebbles – thinking about how these fragments are as beautiful as the whole – more about that soon.
Bowl, Glass, Flameworked, Sandblasted, Wood, 5″h x 12″w x 12″d
Glass, Flameworked, Sandblasted, Steel, Sand, Lusters, 8″h x 12″w x 12″d
The award winning artist’s creations “reflect her relationships to her inner and her outer worlds and use nature as the theme to express those relationships.”
Large Bundle of Twigs with Knitted Copper Wrap Detail
Glass, Flameworked, Sandblasted, Waxed Linen, Lusters, Copper, Steel
6″h x 26″w x 5″d
There are several collaborative pieces in the collection – Mears creates the glass and her daughter, L. Lindsay Mears, adds imagery and poetry. A beautiful combination. I read this poem and felt a deep calm – a gift for all who read it and understand.
The Great Wandering
THE GREAT WANDERING
by L. Lindsey Mears
Here is the Great Wandering
Lone vine pouring from oak into air
Dark hours reaching into dawn
Salt scents floating over vast waters
The sweet breathing of flowers
The Universe opening in quiet moments
Horizontal Bundle of Twigs in Knitted Sling
Glass, Flameworked, Sandblasted, Waxed Linen, Lusters, Silver, Steel
8″h x 24″w x 9″d
Legends Bequeathed Detail Glass
Flameworked, Sandblasted, Waxed Linen, Lusters, Copper, Steel, 30″h x 9 “