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Amazing Art: Prospero’s Books

Amazing Art: Prospero's BooksWonderful artwork by Nancy Mee and Dennis Evans for a showing called “Prospero’s Books” at the Friesen Art Gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho. These are so beautiful and Dennis’s paintings are done with beeswax! The wax gives the pigment so much depth that you feel you are looking deep into the universe. whoa.

The books are all made of hand-crafted glass.Nancy takes plain window glass, melts it and folds it into books before it cools. Then she’ll etch, sand-blast, or water-cut designs into them.
Amazing Art: Prospero's Books I wish I could afford one! But I can’t. So I’ll settle for the pictures. Hope you enjoy them too –

Amazing Art: Prospero's BooksThe glass books and paintings are inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” – a magician named Prospero was the Duke of Milan but his brother Antonio betrayed him and took over. Antonio left Prospero to die on a raft at sea, but his servant Gonzalo gave him supplies and his magical books so he had the source of his power. Prospero landed on an island, where he’s been for twelve years. He uses the magic from his books to make things right and get justice from his brother Antonio. Here’s some of the pieces: Amazing Art: Prospero's BooksAmazing Art: Prospero's BooksAmazing Art: Prospero's BooksAmazing Art: Prospero's Books, Prospero3-EvansMeeAmazing Art: Prospero's Books, Prospero2-EvansAmazing Art: Prospero's Books

Exclusive Cocktails

What a fabulous experience we had a few weeks ago! At the Gage Academy of Art fundraiser we received tickets to a cocktail party at Utopian Heights Studios, the home of artists Nancy Mee and Dennis Evans. From the moment we stepped off the sidewalk and into their front gate, we were transported into a…Continue Reading

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