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Verdant Dell glass artwork by Roger V Thomas


Verdant Dell

Three glass panels, various sizes.
Frame 38” high by 74” wide.

Verdant Dell is a custom commission for a bronze-toned spa facility. The “Big Twig” frame was designed specifically to fit into the space and the frame color was also a custom request, slightly different from the copper-colored frames that I usually work with. It complements the rose-colored shadows of the trees perfectly.

The weather looks nice from here…or is it? I chose to keep my options open—it could be late summer or early fall, and it could be a lovely Pacific Northwest drizzle or the sun dappling the leaves.

As part of the “face down” process I use to build my pieces, the risk is always there that something gets missed. In this case? A tree in one of the panels has a reversed shadow. Can you find it?

Photo credit Bill Bachhuber.


Roger Thomas was born in Los Angeles, California in 1951. He began working with stained glass in the 1970’s, and by the 1980’s was developing his own innovative techniques with fused glass. After moving to Portland, OR to take a job at his favorite glass factory in 1988, he established his second studio and began to “make things” in earnest.

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