Alisa Nielsen, Spirit Wolf Design

Nisga Butterfly by Alisa Nielsen, Spirit Wolf Design

#70350

Nisga Butterfly

by Alisa Nielsen, Spirit Wolf Design

10" x 10"

KILN GLASS

$325

 

Sold

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. My designs are generally based on travel (physical or mental) and experiences. My Nisga’a Butterfly for instance, seemed to be the only one of its nature and colour and it followed me through the Nisga’a lands for two days. I thought it odd as I was mostly driving. Every time I tried to take its picture, it would somehow take flight and move quicker than I! I discussed this with my bed and breakfast hosts and they told me – he’s speaking to you – you need to design him. And then, after visiting the falls, the butterfly was flying about again and I told it, well then, stop so I can take your picture! And it did… landed right at my feet on the pavement and waited! And so I designed my nisga butterfly. Approximately 10 inch diameter - Air Colourway

 

Contact Xanadu Gallery