Just before I left Portland for North Lands, our Research & Education team embarked on the much-anticipated 6-week working session with Klaus Moje to assist him in producing an unprecedented series of glass panels for his summer 2008 exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.
Moments before getting on the plane at Heathrow to return to Portland I received this emailed souvenir of Klaus’s most recent time at Bullseye.
OK…move the kids! I can’t see the Grand Canyon:
Thousands of hand-cut strips, about a half ton of glass, an enthusiastic crew on a memorable journey….with the gentleman who brought kiln-glass from a small “niche” in northern Germany to a factory in Portland, Oregon to Canberra, Australia, and ultimately to the attention of the world.
Come see it, him, and us in Portland next summer during GAS 2008.
It’s good to be home.
PS. I’m adding these shots (Thanks, Klaus!) for Dan (below) who asked to see close-ups, which we don’t really have yet. But, instead….
Here’s a panel being built on the kiln bed.
Here’s a panel after firing (and before grinding)
And here’s a detail of some particularly cool parts: the black and clear/white streaky strips that (in real life) have a sort of ambiguous strength that comes out of the black graphic interwoven with the misty clear….sigh.