Busker by Terry Nicholls This busker is made with stained glass and smalti. The street is made of tiny pebbles. This is 30 cm w x 41 cm h. ( 12 x 16 in). This piece was submitted to Delphi Glass Annual Online Art Glass Festival in 2012. It is an international competition with artists submitting work in 12 different categories of glass art. The Busker won first place in the mosaic category as well as the People’s Choice Award.
The aurora borealis or northern lights are a fascinating sight to behold. Twisting shapes of colour which are ever changing. They are very hard to capture in any medium, but glass posed its particular challenges. Stained and dichroic glass.
Sedna, mosaic by Terry Nicholls - Sedna, Inuit Goddess of the Deep Sea, was forced to descend to Adlivum, the Land of the Dead. A shaman must descend to Sedna and soothe her by massaging her aching limbs and combing her hair. Only when she is properly comforted will Sedna permit the shaman to return to the people and inform them that she will send the animals to be hunted so that they will not face starvation.
The Arches - The Arches are located on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula. They are large rocks with erosion taking their obvious toll. They do not seem to belong where they are. It makes me wonder from where the rock originated and how it got there. I like the way that our province throws these things at you.