The pieces in this gallery are made with various kinds of rice paper or other transluscent papers, and are adhered between two pieces of plexiglass or glass. They are meant to be mounted in or near a window, because they shine in natural light. Unlike stained glass, they are not completely see-through and therefore create wonderful shadows on the wall. A few of these pieces have hung in the windows of the Paper Umbrella on 13th Avenue in Regina, Saskatchewan.
I am currently experimenting and playing with these pieces, and using varieties of sizes of plexiglass or in some cases, real glass. The plexiglass pieces have some UV protection. One of the pieces has a “frosted” look. This is created with “Artscape paper” which provides additional UV protection and may be the look some people want.
Rice paper does not fade as quickly as tissue paper but I think it will fade over time, so in that sense these pieces may be ephemeral, at least in terms of their vivid colours.
Commissions – I can imagine these pieces in a bathroom window, an entrance window, lighting up an otherwise non-descipt office corridor with a window at the end, or in public places like bus depots, schools, churches, anywhere people gather. If you have a particular space for a rice paper creation, please contact me. I can work with the size you need, the images and colours that delight you, whether you want frosted glass or clear glass, a border or no border. I can quote a price before beginning based on the size of the plexiglass, cost of screws and nuts, and approximate number of pieces inside.
- Plexiglass Panels that are 16′ x 20′ often contain 12 or 13 birds and cost $195 or more.
- Panels that are 8″ x 28″ often contain 10 birds and cost $150. Panels that are 8″ x 14″ typically have 4-6 birds cost between $75 and $102. The smallest panels are 8″ x 8″ and contain 2 birds ($45) or 3 birds ($60).