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« on: April 29, 2007 01:06:51 PM »

There is just so much fabulous examples of glass in public places that this thread is dedicated to sharing those examples!

To ensure we don't violate any copywrite laws and are totally on the up and up, we have a few rules to follow.....

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1.  The examples must use glass as the major component of the piece of art.

2.  The art MUST be in a public place.

3.  The photos must be your own photos. You CANNOT just take a photo from the web and post it.

4.  Please do not link to a web page. Links go down and change then we can't see the fab art!  Smiley

5.  You MUST give credit to the artist or if the artist is unknown (e.g. the Florida Old Capitol Dome) then credit the location.

It is my hope that this thread can serve as an inspiration for all of us that are glass obsessed!
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007 09:21:07 AM »

I'm going out and taking some photos for this thread this week. There are some incredible stain glass works on the FSU campus.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2007 11:22:44 AM »

Do you consider churches / temples as "public"?
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2007 04:47:43 PM »

Don't know how, but I missed this thread. I mayhave some pictures of glass in one form or another.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007 10:11:46 AM »

Don't know how, but I missed this thread. I mayhave some pictures of glass in one form or another.

AWESOME!

I keep saying I'm going to wander around the FSU campus and take photos but it is sooooo freakin hot I put it off....
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2007 01:40:09 PM »

I can't take a picture because the glass is in San Antonio, Texas, and I am in Florida, but the San Antonio Public Library has an amazing Chihuly piece. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2007 05:14:43 PM »

oooo maybe I there is someone in San Antonio that can take photos for us!?

What part of Florida are you in? I'm in Tallahassee.
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2007 04:54:59 PM »

http://www.sanantonio.gov/library/exhibits/
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2008 10:15:36 PM »

One of my favorites is the chapel in the White Tower at the Tower of London. Here's a picture of one of the windows:



And here's a close-up of the bottom artwork panel:


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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2008 03:45:55 AM »

That's cool! Is it painted?  I'm not getting a clear idea of how you do that with glass and have it hold up over time.  Painted and sandwiched between two layers of glass?

When I went to DC in 8th grade, there were some awesome rose windows in the National Cathedral. I'll see what I can do about digging up one of my awful pics of them (hey, I was 13), but in the meantime, there are pictures at their website: http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/discover/rose/wrose.shtml  There are other stained glass windows in the gallery as well (under the "Discover" heading).

By the way, there's some wonderful pictures of stained glass on wikipedia's stained glass page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stained_glass
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2008 09:02:03 AM »

That's cool! Is it painted?  I'm not getting a clear idea of how you do that with glass and have it hold up over time.  Painted and sandwiched between two layers of glass?

It is painted. To insure durability the work is usually fired in a kiln or oven of some sort.
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2008 04:52:34 PM »

This is another Chihuly! This peice was a few stories high! It is from my trip to OK City. Hey John! Give Tink a hug from me!  Grin
This first one is a close up of the bottom.
http://www.amrglassworks.net/Ok_trip_001.jpg
This one is kinda hard to see but you can see how far up this went!
http://www.amrglassworks.net/Ok_trip_002.jpg
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2008 05:17:10 PM »

This is another Chihuly! This peice was a few stories high! It is from my trip to OK City. Hey John! Give Tink a hug from me!  Grin
This first one is a close up of the bottom.
http://www.amrglassworks.net/Ok_trip_001.jpg
This one is kinda hard to see but you can see how far up this went!
http://www.amrglassworks.net/Ok_trip_002.jpg

Whoa...that is a freaking lot of glass. Shocked
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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2008 08:18:45 PM »

This is another Chihuly! This peice was a few stories high! It is from my trip to OK City. Hey John! Give Tink a hug from me!  Grin
This first one is a close up of the bottom.
http://www.amrglassworks.net/Ok_trip_001.jpg
This one is kinda hard to see but you can see how far up this went!
http://www.amrglassworks.net/Ok_trip_002.jpg

Whoa...that is a freaking lot of glass. Shocked

Couldn't have put it better myself.  Just wow.  Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2008 05:17:50 AM »

You know my mouth was hanging open!  Cheesy That was my first time to see a Chihuly piece up close and I was just amazed at it!
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2009 12:44:24 PM »

there's a Chihuly at the Casino about 2O miles from here, I almost had the hubby stop to photograph it the other day, it's all white, and beautiful! I also need to go a few blocks away to photograph the fairly newly installed worlds largest LED chandelier [steel and stained glass by Meyda Tiffany, which is local also] at the Stanley Theater, I just need to remember to bring my camera when I leave the house!
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2009 09:38:02 AM »

Architecture being art too, here's one of my local favorite uses of glass, the Utica library is over a hundred years old, and has glass floors!



books, through the floor-


from the bottom-




couple details of the rest of the building-





the hubby jokingly said "glass floors were all the rage in the age of the skirt" which made me wonder, the glass around the edges and in less walked on parts is definitely much clearer than the scuffed hundred year old walked-on parts, did they just politely not look up ?!
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2009 06:31:50 AM »

Wonderful pictures, and I think your hubby is correct. Although that is probably why the glass has the water effect, instead of being just plain patternless.
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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2010 06:14:23 AM »

All these glass work is looking very beautiful and having a lot of creativity as, there are many things that can be made by the use of glass not just paintings and different artistic patterns but, some crockery stuffs also.

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