Rice Paper Plexi Glass Collages

 

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.

Approximate Prices:

  • 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).
  • “Water is Life”, 10″ x 14″

    Spring Flowers (with Missy in the background!), 10″ x 10″

    Five Birds, 10″ x 10″

    Cardinal and berries 8″ x 8″

  • "Hope Rising" 10" x 16". Private Collection.

    “Hope Rising” 10″ x 16″.
    Private Collection.

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    Commission, “birds in Branches”, 20″ x 24″ SOLD

"beLONGING", rice paper in plexiglass

Close up of “beLONGING”, rice paper in plexiglass

Yearning #1, Rice paper Birds on Plexiglass, 16" x 20"

Yearning #1, Rice paper Birds on Plexiglass, 16″ x 20″, SOLD

 

"Birds on a wire" , 8 x 28 (just kidding - I do not have a window big enough for these , so hung them on barbed wire for fun! $175

“Rainbow Flight” , 8 x 28

"Alice's Birds" with a paper bird from another time, 8" x 28". Private Collection.c

“Alice’s Birds” with a paper bird from another time, 8″ x 28″. Private Collection.

LeeAnn's Dragon, Rice paper in Plexiglass 16" x 20"

LeeAnn’s Dragon, Rice paper in Plexiglass 16″ x 20″. Private Collection.

"Tree" Rice Paper in Plexiglass sitting in the barn door

“Tree” Rice Paper in Plexiglass sitting in the barn door. Currently at the Paper Umbrella, Regina.

Tree currently at the Paper Umbrella

Tree currently at the Paper Umbrella

 

"Snakes in the Grass", Plexiglass and Rice paper, 16" x 20", $225.00

“Snakes in the Grass”, Plexiglass and Rice paper, 16″ x 20″, $150

"Here Comes the Sun", 8" x 10", Photo by Cherie Westmoreland. SOLD

“Here Comes the Sun”, 8″ x 10″, Photo by Cherie Westmoreland. SOLD

"Umbrella fairy". Rice Paper. SOLD.

“Umbrella fairy”. Rice Paper. SOLD.

"Circle Dance" Rice paper in Floating Glass Frame, 8 x 10, $60 “Circle Dance” Rice paper in Floating Glass Frame, 8 x 10, $60

 

"Rice Paper Polka", rice paper, 12' x 15.5"

“Rice Paper Polka”, rice paper, 12′ x 15.5″. SOLD

Hummingbird #2 Rice Paper in Plexiglass 8 X 8

Hummingbird #2
Rice Paper in Plexiglass
8 X 8 SOLD

Hummingbird Rice and other papers in plexiglass 8 x 8

Hummingbird
Rice and other papers in plexiglass
8 x 8 SOLD