“SAVE RED ROCK”
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area has been an important part of my life as long as I can remember. It is my Sanctuary. I have been cycling, running, hiking, climbing and mediating at Red Rock Canyon all my adult life. My most creative ideas come to me when I am experiencing the magnificence, beauty and spirituality of Red Rock Canyon and Calico Basin. I have been creating commissioned glass art for many years, but recently there has been is a strong spiritual urge within me as an artist to do a “statement” piece for the cause that is the most deeply meaningful to me: Keeping the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area protected and preserved infinitely. I have completed my mission to capture beauty of Red Rock Canyon in stained glass and display it for public view with the purpose of preserving the rural character of Red Rock Canyon. This 32 ½ x 63 ¾ original stained glass panel of “Rainbow Ridge”; Mt. Wilson, Mt. Rainbow, and Mt. Bridge, titled “Save Red Rock” has been my passion to design and create for over a year in the making and 364 hours of time. It includes over 1100 pieces of glass & 30 shades of color encased in a custom Cocobolo wood frame. With Save Red Rock’s assistance, I put my piece of “Save Red Rock” up for bid and donated 50% of the proceeds to Save Red Rock’s” Keep Red Rock Rural “campaign to help prevent the development of the land across from Red Rock National Conservation Area and surrounding areas.
My “Save Red Rock” stained glass panel received First Place from the judges and People’s Choice awards in the Professional Stained Glass Category in the Gallery of Excellence at the 2018 Glass Expo! So thrilled to receive both awards! I was chosen to be an 2018 Artist- in-Residence at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center and a life-size photograph on metal of “Save Red Rock” was exhibited as a part of this program from June 30 – July 31, 2018 for public viewing.My “Save Red Rock” stained glass panel image was chosen for the artwork on the 2020 Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Annual Pass released on March 1, 2020.Such an immense honor!
Stonewall Creek of Las Vegas designed & built our beautiful custom pond & waterfall. We carefully chose the 6 Japanese Goldfish for our pond. I loved them so much that I wanted to capture them in glass. I created this Mosaic & Fused glass piece of my “Special Six”; Freckles, Speckles, Double Dot, Mini Spot, Dottie & Princess to emulate each ones unique markings & personality!
I utilized the Vitri-Fusáille technique to create my own interpretation of “The Hands” from Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam for a graduation gift for the client’s daughter from graduate school. The parents discovered me when they were in Las Vegas while I was doing a project as an Artist-in-Residence at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center. It was their idea to create “The Hand of Adam” and “The Hand of God” together but separate as initially they wanted to give “The Hand of Adam” to her for her graduation gift now and “The Hand of God” when she completed her PhD. But when they saw the picture of “The Hands” completed, they were so excited that they wanted her to have them both of the now! The Vitri-Fusáille glass art pieces of the “Hand of Adam” and the “Hand of God” went through 10 firings from beginning to end to achieve the depth and emotion that I wanted for these art pieces. These 10” x 10” Vitri-Fusáille glass panels are shown in 14 1/8 “ x 10 1/2” wrought iron display stands. What an honor for me to create in glass!
Desert Landscape – Day
Desert Landscape – Night
I was commissioned by a wonderful couple to design & create this 56” x 32 ¼” “Desert Landscape” stained glass panel in a custom black walnut frame (done by my husband John Burke). Mount Rainbow in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area was the inspiration for this glass art panel which includes 23 shades of their favorite colors and 465 pieces of glass. The client posted on my Christine’s Glass Facebook page; “Christine, thank you for this beautiful work of art! I can’t stop staring in awe and taking pictures! It’s an amazing tribute to Red Rock and the perfect complement to our home.” It was my joy and pleasure to create for them! Go to https://www.bbb.org/us/nv/las-vegas/profile/stained-glass/christines-glass-inc-1086-90047621#overview to see her detailed 5 star review on the Better Business Bureau.
My latest commission ” Hawaiian Time” is a series of four 15” x 33” Original Stained Glass Hanging Panels in Custom Wood Frames to capture the feeling of Hawaii during the different times of day: Sunrise, Day, Sunset, Night, for a wonderful couple who live in Las Vegas and have their roots ingrained in Maui. So much fun to design and a joy to create in glass! They were thrilled as the panels were hung one by one! They both said “We love our windows!”
“NEW YORK SKYLINE”
I was commissioned to create this Original 67” x 54” Custom Stained Glass Panel in a Custom Wood Light Box of the 1970’s New York Skyline for a couple who were originally from New York during this time period. The client wanted a very dramatic & colorful rendering of this incredible subject matter. It was an emotionally moving and powerful art piece for me to create. The “New York Skyline” consists of 500 pieces of glass and 33 shades of colors. The client was said that it exceeded her expectations and beyond!
I designed this 5 ft x 20″ hanging window for a client’s home. The “Abstract Tiger” consists of 700 pieces of glass and 30 different shades of color! It changes intensity throughout the day and night. It is truly a mysterious and mesmerising piece. The homeowners are thrilled! This is one of two windows I created for the Safari theme of the client’s living room.
This “Zebra Family” stained glass window is the counterpart to the “Abstract Tiger”. It is a five foot hanging window consisting of over 900 pieces and 35 different colors of glass. The intensity of the colors change as the day progresses, making it a very spectacular and fascinating art piece. You can see both the “Zebra Family” and the “Abstract Tiger” in the photo below. A striking combination!! (Click on picture to enlarge.)
“ZEBRA FAMILY & ABSTRACT TIGER STAINED GLASS WINDOWS”
“SAN DIEGO PANEL”
I designed this 62”x 56” Original Hanging Custom Stained Glass Panel in Custom Wood Frame for a major San Diego sports team enthusiast who wanted the panel to hang in his home built-in display unit. A very powerful piece. The first words out of the client’s mouth when he saw it were “ Awesome!! I love it! A great conversation piece in the house.”
This hanging stained glass window was designed from a picture I took of roses given to me by husband. They looked so beautiful in the afternoon light that I couldn’t resist creating a window to bring them to life in stained glass. The stained glass panel of “Roses” consists of 630 pieces of glass and 25 different shades of color.
I designed these Custom French Door Stained Panels of “Wild Horses” for a home office. The panels are 64″ x 20″ in 8 ft French doors. Each panel consists of 170 pieces of glass. They come to life during the day and they shimmer with the light in the office at night. I can create an original breathtaking combination like this for your home or office. The pictures below are close-ups of the horse’s head in each glass panel.
“RED ROCK SUNSET”
This 28” x 50” Birch wood framed Unique Original Stained Glass Panel, I designed & created in collaboration with framer Mike Davis, exceptional craftsman & artist. My love for Red Rock Canyon is the inspiration for this one-of-a-kind art piece!
“Autumn Flow” was designed as a free flowing stained glass piece to hang in it’s surrounding ornamental frame. “Autumn Flow” was recently shown and sold as apart of the Kathy Cartier Gallery at the Summerlin Art Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“THAT WAS THEN (AGE 5), THIS IS NOW (?)”
I created this combination fused and stained glass panel with wood craftsman, Mike Davis for my mom, as a surprise Mother’s day gift, of the painting I did when I was 5 years old. We were both thrilled when “That was Then (Age 5),This is Now(?)” my Original Hanging Stained Glass Panel won “2nd Place” and “People’s Choice” awards in the Professional Stained Glass Category in the Gallery of Excellence at the 2014 Glass Craft & Bead Expo.
I designed and created this 21″ x 25″ stained & fused glass panel from the original photograph I took of a Cholla Cactus Bloom in the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area. I loved the composition so much that I wanted to create it in glass. It consists of 575 pieces of stained and/or fused glass. “Desert Bloom” received First Place and the People’s Choice Award in the Gallery of Excellence at the 2009 International Glass Expo held in Las Vegas Nevada, April 1st-5th.
“SLOAN MOUNTAIN & ROAD RUNNERS”
A client who I created a custom hanging stained glass panel of “Sloan Mountain” for 8 years ago (above), contacted me to create two original stained glass panel inserts for his cabinets when he decided to remodel his kitchen. He loves “Road Runners”, so I designed a contemporary design that would compliment the Native American theme & colors of his kitchen decor. He was absolutely thrilled with them!! It was fun to be able to create these “Road Runner”stained glass panel inserts for his kitchen cabinets and have them compliment the original stained glass panel of “Sloan Mountain” that I created years ago!
“MOSAIC HEART SHAPED FINGER LABYRINTH”
The spiraling path of the labyrinth teaches us to slow down and refocus as we become more centered and balanced. I designed & created these “Mosaic Heart Shaped Finger Labyrinths” to help ease stress and assist in relaxation. Each can be hung on a wall or on a stand. They are 8” x 8” mosaic panels in a 12” x 12” x 1” custom wood frame. When you are stressed and need to relax, use your finger to slowly trace the path into the heart at the center and then back out to the entrance. From experience, I know you will feel more peaceful & relaxed when you do!
WALL MOUNT STAINED GLASS PANELS
These 12″ x 12″ Contemporary Wall Mount Stained Glass Panels are pieces that I created which are displayed on various Clients’ walls as they are completely light independent and therefore, can be hung anywhere without regard to back lighting. I can create an unusual piece such as these to accent your home or office as well!
I designed and created this 9 1/2″ x 16″ Custom Vitri-Fusáille glass panel of “Nude Lighting” for a client who has a specialized interest in fine art. This Vitri-Fusáille glass panel is framed in a 13 1/2″ x 20″ Custom Light box so it can be lit day & night. Utilizing a favorite piece of furniture , I created a scene that would reflect a nude in the moon light..truly mesmerizing!