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Topic: Weeping willow, prepare for awesome.  (Read 30359 times)
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« on: October 12, 2007 02:39:57 PM »

My dad designed and built the machines he used to bevel high lead crystal for his amazing pieces. He just gave me this 4' x 2' piece (and a similar one to my sister), it's in a walnut frame that I helped to design.

It fills the whole room with rainbows, is it ever amazing.






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Dad passed away May 3, '17.
He came to live with us last year and moved into hospice a couple months later when he needed more care. He exceeded everyone's expectations and was active and creative for the entire year he lived there. He drew most days and planned many beveling projects, I have loads of his drawings collected for a future project in his memory.

This second window came to me, it hangs in our bedroom and throws light every sunny day.


The fruit is hand cut, rounded, and polished jade. There are 33 pieces of fruit and 88 leaves, lucky numbers in the same tradition that values jade as a stone of fortuitousness. It's difficult to photograph in full sunlight, it's very bright. I have many photos of his other windows as well. What an artist he was, what an incredible talent.
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2007 02:45:07 PM »

this is so beautiful!
you are so lucky to have this.... your father is very talented Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2007 02:50:56 PM »

Wow. I am really, really stunned.  It is beautiful.  Does he sell his work?  (If we aren't allowed to talk about this in posts, you can PM me, if you have time.)
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007 02:52:03 PM »

 Shocked
You were not kidding about the awesome. I'll admit to my coveting... so much coveting.


*grabby hands*
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2007 02:55:51 PM »

All I can say is : Wow, are you a lucky daughter!
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2007 02:55:57 PM »

Simply breath-taking. Your father is an amazing artist. You and your sister are very lucky.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2007 03:09:14 PM »

That is gorgeous! It's so detailed and classy and totally awesome.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2007 03:21:23 PM »

That is stunning! It is so detailed, and shiney...mmmm shiney  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2007 03:25:40 PM »

OMGGGGG!

An heirloom!   Keep this forever and ever, it is an absolute masterpiece and thing of beauty...and from your daddy...well, that makes it absolutely priceless.

You are a lucky girl!

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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2007 03:39:02 PM »

This is honestly one of the most gorgeous pieces I have ever seen. I would be so proud to have this hanging in my window!
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