The technique I use has a powerful tradition. It was originally created by Medieval stained glass artists, and uses enamel paints made of ground glass, metals and pigment that are applied to glass, then kiln fired at a temperature of 1300 degrees Fahrenheit (700 degrees Celsius). Once cooled, the glass is soldered together. I update this historic process by incorporating silk screening and airbrushing techniques, along with hand painting. My finished art is set into wall hung light boxes with internal LED lighting. I work full time creating art for commissions and public art projects, and also teach these techniques here in the U.S. and internationally. I describe my work as “pop” stained glass. I have done collaborations with R. Crumb, and have used Simpson’s images in my work.
During my 10 weeks I will make four highly illustrative stained glass panels based on the book ‘Alice in Wonderland’. I have illustrated many Grimm and Aesop Fables in the past, and Alice has always been of great interest.