This panel was designed for installation into an exterior arched window at the end of a hallway leading from the main area of the home into the master bedroom. One of the functional goals of this piece was to support a mood transition as the viewer makes the physical trip into a different part of the home.
The emergent design expresses the integration of polarities between masculine and feminine and the balanced cooperation of Taurus (stability) and Scorpio (flexibility) energies in supporting the process of transformation and purification from which new beginnings are born.
Highlights of iridescent glass are used to give this piece a unique character at different times of day and under different lighting conditions.
My increasing interest in sacred geometry led to the idea of creating this Sri Yantra stained glass suncatcher. I was inspired by the power of this symbol to remind us of the vast and mysterious beauty of creation. Art has the ability to communicate to us beyond the ordinary, physical aspect of existence, reminding us of something much larger that brings incredible meaning to our collective reality. The intention for this piece, created as a gift, was to serve as a daily reminder of the inescapable destiny that awaits us as we walk the spiritual path of rediscovering our creative purpose in the physical world.
This hanging suncatcher depicts the seed of life in clear and red texture textured glass. This symbol is believed to represent the basic pattern of existence. It can be found in nature and is considered a form of sacred geometry in ancient cultures.
For this project, I wanted to do something about four rather plain-looking railing posts surrounding an interior stairway. The 3-1/4″ square posts were flat on top. I found some pyramid-shaped copper post caps that fit perfectly, and since solder bonds well to copper I knew the caps would work well for this idea. The copper backing also strengthens the glass so it is resistant to minor bumps. I used lead-free solder since many hands will be touching these post caps. The end result beautifies the stairway area and adds a unique touch of character to this part of the home.
I created this design for a skylight. It was important to use only clear and lightly colored non-opalescent glass for this, so as to keep the room as bright as possible. I often feel that mathematics can be a path to understanding the mysticism of nature. The geometrical, abstract theme of this design aims to convey that beauty.
I had the pleasure of making this stained glass interpretation of a product logo for “pimp your cube” at work. The official logo for our product, SketchUp is shown to the right.
A Mayan warrior fetches water by night and stops to notice the moonlight reflected on the lake. Size: 24″ x 38″.
I created this stained glass interpretation of the logo for Bellyfit International as a gift and blessing for its creators, who are close friends and family to me. Bellyfit is a Holistic Fitness System that empowers women to live a more balanced, joyful and inspired life.
This custom design was adapted from a painting by Marianne Broome called “Canoe Lake IV”. It speaks of what I miss most about my hometown in Ontario. There is nothing quite like exploring the smooth rocky shorelines of Frontenac County at dusk by canoe. The completed project was shipped across Canada in a custom built crate as a gift for my mother.
This interesting combination of Victorian and contemporary design elements was commissioned by a couple with a particular love of cattails.
A homeowner in Vancouver commissioned this set of windows for a major home renovation. The 12″ x 36″ transom window bears the home’s street number, and complements the Magnolias design of the large 60″ x 28″ main window.
I undertook this design with a more spontaneous approach, starting with no pattern and creating the design based on the character of specific pieces of glass I wanted to use. The first iteration of this waterfall turned out well (left) and I was later commissioned to create a larger version (right).
This stained glass mirror was designed to incorporate the pointed arch shape found in middle eastern architecture.
This lead came design was made for a 1900-era home in Vancouver, BC. The client also requested that I construct the wooden window frame itself, given the dimensions of the rough opening.
This unique project involved modifying a pair of damaged antique lead came windows. The two 3-pane windows were salvaged and combined to create a single 4-pane window.
This badly damaged antique stained glass window was brought to me for repair. Several pieces of glass were color matched and replaced. This is one of the few repairs I’ve done on stained glass that is made using traditional lead came technique.
A Vancouver Canucks hockey fan requested this adaptation of the Canucks logo in stained glass.
This pair of entryway windows features a traditional tulip motif in colors chosen specifically by the client, a realtor in the Kerrisdale neighborhood of Vancouver.
This suncatcher was commissioned by a woman as a romantic gift. The Persian calligraphy translates to “love” in Farsi.
I designed this custom folding vanity mirror for my loft master bath. The attic space used for the bathroom did not allow enough veritcal wall height for a normal mirror at eye level, so this provided an elegant solution to a unique interior design problem. The stained glass mirror is mounted to a hinge, and when not in use folds back and is held flush to the wall by a small magnetic catch. I also designed the bathroom itself, including the travertine countertop and mosaic tile Kokopelli shown below. Rainwood Contracting of Squamish, BC was instrumental in helping this vision become a reality.
I designed this exterior transom window for a 1910 heritage home.
These fluorescent light covers were designed for a pair of recessed kitchen lights.
This simple cover was designed to add some warmth and character to a fluorescent kitchen light fixture.