Shawn Messenger - Landscape Series "Ruby" Perfume Bottle.
5"h x 2.75"d
**Each piece is made to order; please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery.
Shawn Messenger Perfume Bottle
"My work has been greatly influenced by my love of nature and the wonders it has to offer us. I have tried to incorporate my fondness for flowers and gardens with glass to create an impressionistic vision of the landscape. For me, the flowers are small worlds filled with colors and shapes that produce incredible beauty. The glass murrinis in my work represent the flower. These flowers together become a field of color floating between grasses and stones. This is much like a millefiore, a million flowers. My intention is to evoke a feeling of serenity and solitude, an homage to nature."
This perfume bottle is blown using glass powders and chips for the background. The flowers are glass murrini that are created by the artist. Each murrini is made from the cross section of a glass cane that has layers of color. After the millefiore is fused to the background, a layer of clear is added and the piece is blown into the final shape. The stopper is created by letting the hot glass drip from a metal punty rod. After it has cooled the stopper is ground to fit into the opening securely.