Submitted Work

David Willis - USA

The oversized impact of undersized things: Fagus grandifolia (American Beech), leaf lace. Flameworked borosilicate glass and assembled mirror box by David Willis

Leaf: 3.5 x 2.25   Box: 10 x 10 x 10     Flameworked borosilicate glass leaf and stand, mirror reflecting box.

I have been wanting to attempt rendering leaf lace, the fibrous vascular skeleton of a leaf that sometimes remains after the softer parts have disintegrated, in glass for a couple of decades. I found a piece while walking with my daughter a couple of months ago and figured there's no time like the present.