Larry A. Davis

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Artwork Photography by Peter Brenner

Exploring Glass

The final piece of the Microscope Series, and subsequent experimentation with UV-setting, Loctite Impruv glass adhesive, led to a series of floor and wall mounted pieces made primarily from 3/4" thick flat-polished glass, with some elements curved in "glass-slumping" ovens. The floor pieces combined aluminum cylinders with engineered steel bases containing internal supports, while the wall pieces were engineered using a variety of attachment structures. Aside from shape, form and engineering, this entire series became a study in light and shadow. When placed near a source of daylight sun, hundreds of prisms move about the environment as the sun changes position throughout the day. During the night, when illuminated via overhead track lighting, the resulting glass shadows create a sense of depth that makes it difficult to discern where the actual piece ends and the shadows begin. The predominantly horizontal wall piece is approximately six feet in overall length.


"Asque Tower Revisited" and "Split Slab" are both 7 feet tall. "Northridge" is 9 feet tall, and "Expansion" (seen as a detail) is 6 feet tall. The wall pieces range in length from the smallest - "Wall Rods" at 6 feet to the longest - "Horizontal Wall" at 8 feet in length. All are created out of 3/4" thick glass.