I tried everything from taking a long walk to seeking inspiration elsewhere. Nothing seemed to work. I even bought a ukulele and learned to play a facsimiled of Take Me Out To The Ball Game, it was about then that my muse said "Enough! You suck at music, lets go do some real work."
I started by drawing a 9 inch square on a piece of paper and then laid out a series of pieces of broken glass within the square. I made an upward edge, as square as possible and the flipped the whole thing up on it's side. Again I worked within the drawn square and then started on a third side.
Once I had three edges built I started filling it towards the middle. As I went I started adding bits of blue glass, light almost green pieces at first and then darker more cobalt blue as I worked my way towards the center. Once I reached the middle I put in the darkest glass and then started working my way back out.
Eventually I was finished, sort of. When I got to the top side I discovered it had a bit of a slope to it. I argued with myself over squaring it off or leaving it as is. With the various blue pieces inside it gave the project a feeling of flow inside and the slope made it look as if it were sinking on the top. I decided the best thing to do was walk away and return later.
When I came back I walked around the piece. I looked at it from a distance and then up close. What I found was each view was different. The various blue pieces were spread out and overlapped in such a way that they appeared different as I moved. From the sides and even the top you can tell there is something inside but just what is hard to tell, of course I know whats inside. I decided the offset top complimented the ever changing view of the interior plus it clearly defined how the piece was suppose to set, one of the key problems with a cube is whats the bottom.
And so I actually finished a project, and started two more! I also found that I could write again, my muse was back. And so I present From Chaos: In The Beginning.
In The Beginning, front view.
In The Beginning, 3/4 view
In The Beginning, top 3/4 view
In The Beginning, lit from behind.
9 inch cubed. Made from clear and blue broken glass. Weight 20 pounds.