White Deathhead Hawk Moth Handpainted Suncatcher, glow skull
This fantastic one-of-a-kind stained glass piece was made by a local artist, Tamara Goldsmith in her Portland-based home studio.
This piece pays homage to the Death-head Hawk Moth, which famously has patterning resembling a human skull on it's fuzzy little back. It's wings are handpainted, utilizing 6 cut pieces on opaque stained glass including a glow-in-the-dark fused skull made from glow glass clay pressed into a skull form and fired until hardened glass.
Intricate soldered wirework forms the antennae to complete the piece, and the metalwork has been patinaed black.
Measures about 6" across and 4" tall and hangs at one top anchor point at the head from a black chain.
The solder lines on this piece have been given a black patina, and are waxed for a protective, shiny surface. 60/40 lead/tin solder was used and the border is lead came.
Lead is not dangerous to have in your home in an art-piece like this unless sanded or causing lead-dust to be airborne and inhaled or somehow ingested. However, it is always a good idea to wash your hands well after cleaning or handling the piece.
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Allow 2-4 weeks to make. All pieces are one-of-a-kind and glass color may vary.