All Artwork by Kent Sandy Larsen
Abstract, Three Dimensional Stained Glass Windows
Each piece is Made Entirely From Found or Salvaged Glass
I studied art in California in the early 1970's with an emphasis on three-dimensional design. I worked for years in Pasadena California as a freelance graphic designer for ad agencies and magazines and at the same time I was also creating ceramics objects, ceramic sculpture, and little plant and rock environments in ceramic containers I called “Outcroppings”. I also started dabbling in antiques.
More than 30 years ago, I became a summer resident of Escalante Utah, and a winter resident of Pioneertown California, two very different but amazing desert environments. I’ve been an artist and an antique dealer since then. A few years ago I became interested in unusual eccentric leaded glass art, which lead to my foray into creating these sculptured art glass windows. I feel that this married my interest in antiques with my art since all the glass I use is actually broken fragments of antique dishes, plates, bottles, and vases. My glass relief sculptures are is made entirely from recycled glass.
I think my windows are like crazy quilts in glass. I love to wander in the desert, often in old desert town dumps where I pick up bits and pieces of glass, broken things that were discarded years ago as unusable. These shards, changed and weathered by the harsh desert, are still beautiful. I like to think the windows I create could have been made by a desert packrat who had gathered up broken fragments of glass to make a pretty little window for their....little dark houses built under the roots of great old desert Juniper trees.
Opium Window, installed in a privat residence, Joshua Tree CA. 50" by 14"
Window installed, private residence, 29 Palms CA. 30" by 36"
Slag glass landscape, all the glass found in a burnt dump. 16" by 18"
End of day glass, 16" by 9"
When I have windows for sale, they are displayed at pioneer Crossing Antiques, Yucca Valley CA