Re-purposing projects are a great way to honor history. I love taking apart what is no longer working and transforming it into something which maintains the spirit of the previous art with new beauty. A client brought these broken windows to my studio; they had been installed alongside a door as sidelights but as you can see from the picture on the left, they were in disrepair. She wanted me to make something new from them-- specifically two new things so she could have one and give the other as a gift. We played around with a lot of ideas and decided on steel sculptures that will incorporate those beautiful rondels, removed and cleaned up in the image on the right. While we were talking, I grabbed a bunch of steel rings and created a design to weld them together into an arc and then I will fit the rondels into the centers of the rings. Both my client and I are really excited for this new incarnation that will re-use this gorgeous glass in an original piece of artwork for her and another that she will be able to give to her mom. With her permission, my hope is to have these sculptures completed by Junebug and have them as part of my display. So these are the "before" pictures, stay tuned for the "after!"