Delicate Arch, in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah is one of the most recognizable and most photographed landmarks in Utah. The Delicate Arch window is my interpretation and seeks to capture some of its vibrant beauty and impact.
The Delicate Arch is 10-1/2″ in diameter, and is constructed using the copper foil (Tiffany) method, framed in zinc and fitted with a hanger.
Each of the 36 pieces of glass is carefully chosen for its color and texture. Each piece is individually cut, ground to size, and the edges are dressed. The edges of each piece are wrapped in copper foil, which is then burnished. The pieces are soldered together, a zinc frame in affixed and rings are attached for the hanger. After inspection and cleaning a black patina is applied, and then polished. As the final step the window panel is thoroughly cleaned and waxed.
Due to natural variations in the the glass used, each window panel is a unique work of art. The photograph is a general representation of the finished item, but colors will vary slightly.