This is kind of a warped story…. I fell in love with a piece of glass art (apparently from a garden show at Pratt) around 1999. I saw a brochure with the piece on the cover in 2001 and couldn’t afford it again but sincerely loved it, so kept the brochure.
I kept asking at a gallery that carried her work but they never had seen her do that type of work. A couple of years ago, Frank makes friends with the artist on Facebook and then suggests we be friends. I’m too shy to ask about her work for about 6 months and then one day I just go for it and ask her if she still does that work. She says no but she might have some of those from that time. She digs around and then sends me a pic of the 3 she has left and the one I want(ed) is IN THE PIC!!!
She agrees to let me make payments (which isn’t very cool of me to ask but the only way I could afford to buy it) and I just picked it up!
We had a lovely conversation for a couple of hours and it turns out we know a lot of the same people and I think I have a new friend. What a sweetie and bonus, it’s exactly the way I remembered it and it didn’t shrink! I completely thought it would shrink. lol.
Here it is until I hang it in an earthquake-proof manner.
Still can’t believe I get to see it everyday. SO freaking cool in person. Can you tell I’m pretty excited? She does amazing other work too…here is her website if you’re interested: http://www.karenbuhlerglass.com/