Design of the Month · April 2009
This panel was commissioned by a customer I met while exhibiting my work at an art and fine crafts show in Kennebunk, Maine. Mark was impressed with the level of detail I was able to create in my designs, and about a year after the show contacted me with questions about creating a panel of his beautiful and much loved 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera. We had a number of conversations about the appropriate background for the panel, as well as maintaining the accuracy of the vehicle itself. Mark belongs to the Porsche Club of America, as well as many other car enthusiast organizations, races the car, and wanted a panel that would show off his Porsche with an attention to detail. I would not have been able to meet these requests without the benefit of Glass Eye 2000 — or it would have taken me much longer to create, at any rate.
Glass Eye 2000 allowed me the flexibility of making extremely fast changes, not only to the design, but to the color choices we were considering. I emailed several versions of the design to Mark for his consideration and since he is also a fan of Randy Owens racing art, he wanted this design to also capture the speed and portrayal of motion that Mr. Owens art captures so well. I believe, as does the customer, that this was achieved with this panel. The functionality of the software made sending copies of the changes via email so easy. Turnaround time on decisions surrounding the panel were very rapid and made responding to changes much easier on my client. Due to the high level of detail, size and very small pieces a ring saw was put into action occasionally to accomplish this design. I also had lots of fun with using transparent glass and iridized glass for items like the headlights, taillights, windows and sky, to attempt to make the effect as realistic as possible.
I had a wonderful time designing and creating this project and am thankful that I had a wonderful customer to work with that was patient and gave me the necessary feedback to do a thorough job on his project I was very pleased with their reaction when they saw the finished piece at installation.
~ Denise Rogers
About the artist
Denise owns and operates a small retail/teaching studio in Cumberland, Maine called Pisces Glass Works. While she does not have any formal training in art, she was always fascinated by many artistic endeavors and stained glass had always captured her interest. She began by taking a short adult education class offered through her local school system and got "hooked" by the stained glass bug. After finding Glass Eye 2000 she realized that this would become an even bigger addiction in her life. She participates in online glass forums such as StainedGlassville, Artisans of Glass and Stained Glass Town Square. You are welcome to send her an email.
This pattern may be used to make one or more artworks for sale or personal enjoyment. This pattern may be printed for personal use only and may not be sold or given away in printed or electronic form.
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