Friday, April 18, 2008

Art




While I'm here, a bit more about Mike Byers's art: I'm fortunate enough to own five glass pieces by him. Three are fused; one is etched and edged with neon; and the last is stained glass. (Oh, and there is a textile, Hmong, I think.)

Here are three of those pieces: Dirisha, Chromatic Sequence, and the etched/neon piece is a stylized version of our silat logo. (Fuhoni-te and In the Dreamtime are the other fused pieces.)

Dirisha is a bit weathered -- for several years, she dangled under the eaves overlooking the hot tub out back. When we re-did the deck, we had to move her inside.

5 comments:

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Dirisha in stained glass: how appropriate.

Steve Perry said...

I've always thought so. Though you might be the only other person in the world who gets that ...

Ed said...

Where's Brat - What would you call hers?

Mike said...

Dirisha has held up pretty well (the materials, not the design; my grasp of anatomy is a bit better these days, I hope). Glad to hear your deck is re-built. That deck...

Steve Perry said...

Hey, it was a fine deck. Very solid, until it rotted away, but it lasted twenty years. How was I to know you didn't eighteen four-by-four posts buried two feet into the ground for support? Couldn't do that today, too many tree roots.

New one has walls around most of it, so we can get in and out of the tub without scaring the neighbors ...