Alisa Nielsen, Spirit Wolf Design

Motherhood - Western Painted Turtles by Alisa Nielsen, Spirit Wolf Design

#70345

Motherhood - Western Painted Turtles

by Alisa Nielsen, Spirit Wolf Design

16" x 12"

Fused Glass

$780

 

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Alisa Nielsen uses copper inlays to create her design detail which she created in the traditional Ksan (her tribe) formwork but has then skeletonized the design to control the copper movement in the glass creation. The colourway is created using several colours of powdered glass which are sifted and have gone through a fusing process prior. This turtle design is based on a request from a client to design him a turtle platter. My inital reaction was that I had never seen a Ksan turtle design and it might be because there aren't turtles on the Skeena River in BC. But - after some research, I discovered that the Western Painted Turtle is a fresh water turtle that is on the extinct list in this region. After some reflection, I created my turtle design. Since, I've been told about other Aboriginal Tribes who believe turtles are sacred and represent the Turtle Island and that further, I somehow created my design with the correct number of design elements! Funny how things work out... approximately 12x16 inch - Glacier Water Colourway

 

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