Description I created it as an ode to Toshir Mifune, a Japanese actor who starred in many of Akira Kurosawa's films. My father and I would go his films together when I was a girl. I have pleasant memories of watching Toshiro on screen. (Though I realize that the films were quite violent, they didn't seem so bad because they were in black and white. I think they also contributed to my love of all things swashbuckling.)I created the bell shape of the yellow bottom section because that was what their hakama (wide legged pants) always looked like to me. The yellow arc at the top was for the 'wings' some of the samurai armor seemed to have. I don't have room to do traditional stained glass but I do love the play of light through the stained glass. My answer was to create digital stained glass. And you don't need an actual window for it. Got a wall you think needs a window? Brighten it up with a colorful stained glass print.
Maureen Grey, San Jose Member Since September 2007 Artist Statement Welcome to my imagekind site. Please check out my galleries: Digital Stained Glass, Digital Photography and Illustrations. I am hoping to add more galleries and artwork soon.
This is just one of the internet art sites where I sell my artwork online. Feel free to visit my blog at www.MaureenGrey.com. I have put links and information about my art and what I am currently working on as well as reviews of movies, books, website links to things that I find funny or interesting.
I also sell different kinds of art on my other websites. The 1st site is: www.MoGoLounge.com and is mostly for funny and sarcastic t-shirts and gift items. (My sarcastic "I can stop (reading) any time. Really." and my "Smart Ass" and "Don't Fry Bacon Naked" t-shirts are my top sellers.)
I am always on the go, hence the MoGo. It also includes stained glass designs or the woodcut rose but placed on t-shirts and gift items instead of a beautifully framed giclee print.