This Yosemite Bridalveil Fall window depicts the beauty found in just one of the many landmark locations in Yosemite National Park. The glass used adds the perfect texture and color variances found in nature. I used multiple blue and grey textured glass to form the mountains, translucent white bullseye glass for the fall and streaky dark blue glass for the sky. The three green trees and layered on top of the piece providing a three dimensional effect.
The Bridalveil Fall window measures 12″ x 9″ and is constructed using the copper foil (Tiffany) method, framed in zinc and fitted with a hanger.
Each of the 33 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 depicting Bridalveil Fall are soldered together, and a zinc frame is affixed. The three pieces depicting the foreground trees are added, 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.