Round Fused Glass Serving Platter – Ko`olau

IMG_3700 IMG_3698The Ko’olau mountains are part of my landscape.  We live at the foot of these windward mountians and their constantly shifting shadows and vibrant colors are a source of awe and inspiration.

 

 

 

 

The design of this round serving platter reflects the dramatic shapes of this mountain chain that runs like a spine on the island of Oahu.  I used raked glass to add visiual interest to the mountians and the sea.IMG_3704  Niblets of color course down the slopes reminiscent of the stunning waterfalls that arrive with every hard rain.

The shapes take on an abstract feel as areas of color intersect creating a weave of turquoise, green and violet.