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Fire Rainbow – blown glass, steel cable, 16’x12’x12’, 2010

Fire Rainbow was created as a site specific installation for the Mary L. Stephens Branch Library in Davis, California. The piece is composed of 35 blown glass elements suspended under a large skylight on stainless steel cable.  The colors of the glass elements correspond to the bands of a rainbow. The concept for this piece is a rare meteorological event that occurs when the water droplets in a cumulous cloud are struck by sunlight creating a rainbow in the shape of the cloud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Abildgaard – blowing glass

Rene Steinke – blowing glass elements for the Fire Rainbow project.

To watch a slide show on the process of making Fire Rainbow follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z828no3S2E