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Lisa Kan Lampwork
Mesa Series

The Mesa series was created for Tucson 2005, my first major show.  Since it was the first time I attended and exhibited my glass work in Tucson, I wanted to create a focal series to pay tribute to the Southwest.  As a fan of turquoise and silver, it is no surprise that I am also a big fan of Southwest arts and crafts.  Each focal contains a painterly approach of my interpretation of the Southwest.  The colors in this series are predominantly burnt oranges, tans, turquoise blues, raw umber and sienna.  Each bead is framed with a black border as if the bead was a painting.  The colors lend themselves well when combined with turquoise beads and whether just strung up or in a crochet rope design, you will have a little bit of the Southwest near you at all times.  The focals are very fun to make because of the randomness of the swirls (as if the wind was blowing)  and the unpredictability of the final colors.   Some of the Mesa beads are etched to give them  a soft worn look and feel.  These tubes range from 1.75" to nearly 3".  





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Last modified:
September 20, 2011