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Gray Green Man of Upcycled TV Glass

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A glass, gray Green Man face made from an upcycled / recycled television screen.

This one-of-a-kind piece had its origins in the woods near the Oregon coast. One day while hiking I came across a scene of appliance carnage. The impromptu target practice by unknown persons had laid to waste computers, a refrigerator, and a television. I had just read about the properties of the glass in television screens, so I gathered up a bag of the shards. The glass on the front of most tv screens is "barium glass". Barium is added to absorb x-rays, preventing them from reaching the viewer. This glass is highly refractive like lead crystal, and casts well.

To make this I melted a piece of the glass into a ceramic mold I created from my original carving.

The Green Man is an image seen all over Europe. The original meaning is not known with certainty, but the version that has formed in my head says that the Green Man is a representation of the life force, especially as it manifests in vegetation. So to me, turning a desecration of nature into art representing its spirit is most fitting.

This piece measures 2 3/4 inches across, and is up to a 1/2 inch thick. I drilled a hole near the top and added a brown cord with which to hang it.

Shipping is by USPS First Class Mail of International First Class Mail.

Gray Green Man of Upcycled TV Glass