"Gatsby Afterparty" Fine Art Glass Panel
"Gatsby Afterparty" is a sparkling, handmade kiln formed glass fine art panel. It is one of the very few artworks created by glass artist Cynthia Ann Swan that is not part of a collection. Instead, this piece is a stand alone work referencing the extreme opulence portrayed in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby", This work aims to embrace the decadence of that lifestyle, while suggesting the erosion and decay that results from over indulgence and corruption.
The Gatsby Period of design was a glamorous, ostentatious style featuring luxurious palettes of black and gold, bold geometry, and dramatic flare. It was part of the "roaring 20's" vibrant spirit and the lush atmosphere of the Art Deco period, sharp, graphic, and exploiting the use of straight lines, corners, circles and angles.
"Gatsby Afterparty" employs all of these devices using the medium of kiln formed glass. 24K gold, silver mica, black glass powder, and dichroic glass embellishments are stenciled, stamped, and overlaid to create this intense cacophony of patterns and textures. The art glass panel was fired in a kiln to a contour fuse to retain the bas relief. The fired glass panel was then mounted to a gallery wrapped canvas, allowing design elements to spill off of the glass panel and stretch across the canvas in thick, impasto furrows of matt and gloss black acrylic paint. The canvas mount allows for the ease of hanging the piece by picture wire attached to the back of the canvas as with any other traditional painting. Size: glass panel is 11 1/4" W x 15" H; mounted on canvas 16" W x 20"H
SHIPPING: This is a work of fine art requiring professional packing, and the glass piece needs to be protected by shipping it separately from the presentation panel. The shipping you see is only an estimate. Actual shipping costs will be based on the size, weight, and destination of the two packages. Please note that real-time shipping charges may be more or less than the estimate. Additional charges and/or refunds will be made separately via PayPal at the time of shipments. You may contact us directly and we will attempt to quote you a cost as close as possible prior to purchase. call us: (661( 943-2719 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org