L is for Lear – The Nonsence Alphabet, Knowsley, Liverpool

‘Knowsley Alphabet’ by Gordon Young, commissioned by KMBC Leisure & Cultural services for Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, Huyton, Knowlsey. The glass is 6ft by 4ft and is half inch laminated. (it was heavy!) I was commisioned to design an elaborate quirky style letter L with under text saying (is for LEAR). The glass was brilliant cut into using rotating stone wheels ,this technique is called Brilliant cutting, each cut was blended from 12crt Gold Leaf to 16 ,18 and then finally 24crt. The panel has various tones of acid etching and mother of pearl inlay. Various glazes in colour’s of reds and browns were applied and then matt gilded in 18crt goldleaf. The painting was all hand signwritten using signwriting quills. Enjoy the pictures. Thanks..

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8 Responses to “L is for Lear – The Nonsence Alphabet, Knowsley, Liverpool”

  1. lkoyle says:

    you are not from..this planet are you….

  2. slaoki says:

    When you have this kind of art mounted on your wall…. you’ll never want to go out to work..just standing and enjoy the beauty of it.

  3. robert james dart says:

    dave just took time to view your web site and all its contents,awsome mate,artist you most certainly are,roman rob,very enjoyable site

  4. Donna says:

    i am so amazed by your work. I recently had a friend who wanted to give me all his glass tools. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to put what was in my mind on glass, so i didn’t buy them. I so want to call him and tell him i have changed my mind. You have shown me that it is possible.
    Thank you

  5. David Smith says:

    Try and and go back and find those tools Donna, sounds like your the person that should be using them.

  6. Erik says:

    I was looking for your latest projects and saw this one again.
    Looks beautifull everytime I see it.

  7. David Smith says:

    Thanks Erik.! Have a good Christmas…hi to the folks!

  8. David Smith says:

    Thanks Erik.

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