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..
November 22, 2011