Inspired from Victorian times from the story of the Robin got her Red Breast. The Robin is hand painted on premium gold and silver metallic tone glass with European glass enamels and kiln fired; they will never scratch or fade. They perch on driftwood branches gathered along Lake Michigan Beaches.
The Story of the Christmas Robin: On the night Jesus was born in Bethlehem, a plain brown-feathered Robin sat watching from the rafters of the manger. There was a small fire burning to keep the Holy Family warm, but when they fell asleep the embers died down until just a few faint coals could be seen. Fearing that the baby Jesus would get cold, the Robin swooped down and hovered over the coals, flapping his wings. In doing so he scorched the feathers on his chest. Despite the pain, he continuted to keep the fire going until morning. Ever since that night, the Robin was no longer a plain brown, and has worn the red feathers as a reward for his gift of warmth.
DimensionsL 4" x 2"
About the Artist
Laurel grew up in Japan, Germany and Texas and spent most of her adult life in Washington State and the central coast of California, moving to Wisconsin in 2007. Her glass reflects a blend of all these various geographies and cultures. She’s particularly influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of bringing the outside in, in close harmony with the natural world. Her work includes coffee tables with glass leaves, branches and stones under glass; strands and windchimes of floating glass leaves; window and wall panels made with glass leaves, stones and cultured seaglass.
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