alice benvie gebhart fused glass art

posted by the scholar on September 12th, 2008
filed under: art, artists, glass

on first glance at the landscape collection of rhode island artist alice benvie gebhart, i thought she worked in oil or acrylic paint. actually it is fused glass — different pieces, colors and shapes that are assembled from alice’s photographs and sketched and then kiln fired at increasing temperatures so that it all flows together. alice is inspired by nature, and in particular seeks out those scenes with exceptional light and vibrant color. she finishes some of her pieces with a variety of specialty glass, gold and silver leaf or other metallics to create more depth and luminescence.

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alice_benvie_gebhart_fused_glass_amber_sky

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i love the perspectives and loose style in these scenes and can just imagine what natural light shining on these pieces would do to enhance the colors even more.

see more at alice’s website and if you’re in portland check her work out in person at the brian marki gallery.


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