Orca on my Mind

I've been having a strong hit of orca energy in my studio lately. And I like it!

I am working on a couple of commissions at this time that involve sea life. One of the projects is actually on the table, literally on my glass cutting table at this time, the other is in development stage.

The current project will measure about 6ft long x 20" tall, framed in steel, to hang horizontally from a beautiful wood beam.

The clients and I came up with the overall look and feel of the piece. They expressed their desire to have something created as an installation piece.

Orca were on their mind.

They have a seaside home and often see these magnificent whales from their home! AMAZING!

We met with them in their home, and they also came to my studio and we planned and played with ideas.

As you may know, I LOVE all wild creatures! It is a pleasure to be working with this kind of magnificent being in imagery. I have been loving to play and imagine the feel of the immense energy of orca as they surface the waves.

"To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from." Terry Tempest William

Orca in watercolour on paper

Cutting glass pieces for orca.

Before the Fuse, glass pieces cut and assembled and ready to fuse.

Here is an awesome video made just recently in waters near where I live.

I didn't have the honour of the orca sighting in this video, but I had an incredible time seeing a huge pod or orca from the exact same spot once before. Check it out!

Stay tuned to see the final project.

Maybe you have an idea for a custom piece for your home? Send me a message, let's talk!