Today I was asked how the piece I was working on turned out.
With slight hesitation I texted back... "The piece has a little crack in it... It cracked in the finishing process, I'm very disappointed ... it's not something I'm going to send off to be sold...... However I am finishing it!"
At that moment, I realized, as upset I was about the crack... I didn't want to disregard the process just because the piece didn't turn out how I desired it to be. Things are never perfect in life or what you expect or envisioned them to be; why should the making of art be any different?
My solution- find acceptance, and appreciate the piece for what it is and how much time I have devoted to it...
Then... Apply a generous amount of gold enamel to cover up the crack!
No one will know what is under the gold enamel except you- and there is beauty in that, you are the only one that has that intimate knowledge of that piece.
I wanted to capture the alluring qualities of how light interacts with glass. The glass shards remind me of quartz crystals and the fantastic surprise cracking open a geode.