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Neon-Illuminated Glass Orchids by Laura Hart Consider the Flowers’ Fragility and Resiliency

April 16, 2020

Grace Ebert

…All images © Laura Hart, shared with permission Made of translucent glass, Laura Hart’s brilliant orchids appear to be the paragon of delicacy: the fleshy petals and neon-illuminated columns are in full bloom, representing a fleeting stage of life that’s modeled with an easily breakable substance. The Suffolk-based artist, though, is more concerned with the floral family’s historical resilience and aptitude for survival. There are 28,000 known spe…

 

 



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Rare and Endangered Butterfly Species Recreated in Glass by Laura Hart

April 20, 2019

Andrew LaSane

…ses through and reflecting onto the tables and display stands. Sterling silver pieces are added to complete the sculptures, forming the legs, antennae, and proboscides of the colorful creatures. To see more of Laura Hart’s glass works, check out the artist’s Facebook page. Kaiser-i-Hind Large Tree Nymph Queen Alexandra Birdwing Scarce Swallowtail Spanish Moon Moth Yellow Swallowtail Zebra Swallowtail…

 

 



Art Design

Luscious Handmade Glass Orchids by Laura Hart Reflect Plants’ Exotic Beauty

May 17, 2018

Anna Marks

…slump into the correct shape without stressing the glass in the process,” Hart explains. Glass Fuciflora Bee Orchid Hart then cuts each petal individually and uses glass powders and frits for the first firing. “Veining is then applied from hair fine strands of glass created by pulling thin shards of glass through a flame. There can be as many as six firing processes to achieve the final result. The flowers are then sandblasted to create a satin s…