Juried Work

Wesley Fleming - USA

Cypripedium acaule, or Pink Ladyslipper

13 x 4 x 2     Inspired by native wild orchids growing in the woods near my house, these are made of hot sculpted soda lime glass using the flameworking process with a tiny bit of HxTAL glass adhesive to join the three flowers together and to hold the bee from flying away. Each of the three blossoms represents a life stage of this flower - development of the blossom, prime of life pollination stage with a bee resting on it, and withering past prime blossom.