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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.

Frequently asked questions about AzureFire

I work in a non-smoking house with cats. If you have other allergy or chemical-sensitivity issues please contact me through Etsy's Conversation system.
You can hear the sound of a representative sample of my wind chimes on my blog at: http://azurefireart.blogspot.com
People are naturally curious about the durability of glass in wind. I take extra care with the glass pieces to keep them strong. I have had them out in heavy winds on the Oregon Coast without breakage, and I've gotten no reports over the years of any problem. Of course, glass can break, so I recommend taking them down during high winds. Be sure to hang them securely so they cannot fall of the hook they are hung on, and place them so they won't bang into any hard surfaces, and don't drop them.
If you would like your order sent to a different address than your own, please temporarily change your ship-to address. Otherwise if I need to change the address, there could be additional charges, because shipping is calculated based on location. I am happy to enclose a gift card: just let me know what you would like written on it. I enclose a packing slip with each order which does not include prices.

Gray Green Man of Upcycled TV Glass