Alice Benvie Gebhart Fused Glass Art


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I grew up in a family where my artistic endeavors were supported. My father, Chris Benvie, was a prolific painter. People said I inherited my father’s talent but what I believe I inherited was that drive that he had for the creative process. As an artist I am most excited when I can find an interesting composition in my everyday surroundings and interpret that in glass using light and color. I marvel at the shape of a cast shadow on a roadside or the vibrancy of foliage at dusk. I am inspired to look at the world around me with a keen eye towards the brilliance of color. Like the work of Matisse and Derain I use intense color and dynamic lines to translate reality. Kiln fired glass is the media that reveals this beauty to its utmost. I enjoy the technique of using glass to create something that is both abstract and literal.

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Alice Benvie Gebhart Fused Glass Art

  1. 1. Alice Benvie Gebhart Fused Glass Artist Email: [email_address]
  2. 2. The Fauves and Fused Glass <ul><li>I love the Fauves! Their art was characterized by paintings that portray intensely vivid, pure and exuberant colors. I am inspired by the intensity and boldness of the paintings of Matisse and Derain and pose to portray this boldness in glass. I choose kiln-fired glass as my personal canvas and voice. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Creative Process <ul><li>Glass is cut, arranged and stacked according to my </li></ul><ul><li>sketch or photo </li></ul><ul><li>Glass is fired several times in a kiln </li></ul><ul><li>Metallic oxides and 24 karat gold add luster and detail </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wall Art <ul><li>Smaller glass panels are mounted within a frame. </li></ul>Violet Freeze by Alice Benvie Gebhart Framed: 10” x 10” Glass: 5” x 5” Retail price: $475.00 detail
  5. 5. Roads and Pathways Sunset Drive Overall dimensions: 14” x 14” Glass dimensions: 6” x 6” Retail price: $575.00
  6. 6. Roads and Pathways Cerulean Onramp Framed 15” x 15” Glass panel: 6” x 6” Retail price: $575.00 Detail reveals dichroic glass in sky and metallic oxides throughout.
  7. 7. Roads and Pathways Make Way for the Journey Framed piece: 15” x 15” Glass panel: 6 1/2 ” x 6 1/2 ” Retail price: $600.00 Metallic oxide and 24 karat gold shown more closely in detail of kiln fired glass.
  8. 8. Wall Art <ul><li>Larger, thicker glass panels are hung directly on wall or within metal accent. </li></ul><ul><li>Retail price: $1500.00 </li></ul>Around the Bend 26” x 22” by Alice Benvie Gebhart detail
  9. 9. Free-Standing <ul><li>Panels can be designed to be displayed as sculpture </li></ul><ul><li>Translucent glass allows the light to penetrate through </li></ul><ul><li>Glass is held in sturdy metal stand </li></ul>Aubergine and Green 14” x 6” x 7” Retail: $675.00
  10. 10. Goals <ul><li>Finding beauty in the ordinary and translating that beauty through the brilliance of glass are my goals. </li></ul>Road Trip Glass panel in metal stand 15” x 6” x 7” Retail: $675.00