Artist Nancy Gong Designs Vivid Art Glass Etching and Carvings that are Pictorial Vignettes to Help Sailors, Adventurers and Travelers Preserve Moments in Time

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Life is short and Nancy Gong, architectural glass artist of Gong Glass Works http://www.nancygong.com/Welcome.html wants to help people remember travel adventures; times spent outdoors on the lake, in the woods, on the mountains and more through the creation and enjoyment of her vivid art glass carvings. The artist, who sails Lake Ontario, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Ontario and hikes in Upstate NY has designed The Moments in Time Series as commemorative art or pictorial vignettes that can be passed from generation to generation. Small picture frame sized works of art made from mouth blown, hand rolled sheet art glass is carved with vivid vistas by the water, in the woods, on the mountain can be a great inspiration for sports enthusiasts and travelers. The framed art, set on a glass pedestal are a way to help extend the therapeutic effects of the summer season. Good for mental health. The artist’s intention is for these scenes to take people back to memorable moments in time, during precious time out, a pause in today's busy world. It's a way for sailors, travelers and adventurers to connect in an emotional way to a time, special place or an experience shared.

Scene of a regatta from Nancy Gong's "Moments in Time" series.

Colorful etched glass depicting a sailing regatta captures the excitement of sailing.

. . . capture daylight . . . just like architectural art glass, that make these little sailing and other colorful outdoor vistas dance, mimicking nature's intangible spirit and movement.

Life is short and artist Nancy Gong of Gong Glass Works, best known for her architectural commissions wants to help people remember sailing and travel adventures; precious times spent outdoors on the lake, in the woods, on the mountains and more through the creation and enjoyment of her vivid art glass carvings. New work from the Moments in Time Series is in a way commemorative art or pictorial vignettes. It can be passed from generation to generation.

Gong, renowned architectural glass artist, Nancy Gong http://www.nancygong.com/Welcome.html, has a love for nature. The artist, who sails Lake Ontario http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Ontario and hikes in Upstate NY has designed the Moments in Time Series. This accomplished architectural glass artist is accustomed to working large and bringing various design elements together. In the new series, much smaller than her normal work, Gong melds her passion for the beauty of glass, nature and the sport of sailing to create remarkable small works of art that range in size from 5”h x 7”w to 13”w x 14”h. Timeless, colorful striated glass etchings capture daylight and or artificial light just like architectural art glass, that make these little sailing and other colorful outdoor vistas dance, mimicking nature's intangible spirit and movement.

Each one of a kind work is inspired by the artist's photos accumulated over the Spring, Summer and Fall from her own sailing, hiking and trekking adventures with designs drawn by hand. As the warm weather season comes to an end, the vivid vistas come to life. They are hand transferred, hand carved into mouth blown, hand rolled sheet glass framed and set on a glass pedestal. The intention is for these scenes to take people back to memorable moments in time, during precious time out, a pause in today's busy world with a connection to sailing, traveling and outdoor experiences.

About the artist: Nancy Gong, is an architectural glass artist and owner of the award winning studio of Gong Glass Works with installations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Since 1979, her work has been published in dozens of trade and design magazines. She is a member and remains active with the American Glass Guild, Glass Art Society, Society of American Mosaic Artists and the Stained Glass Association of America. Gong is an affiliate member of American Institute of Architects - AIA Rochester. In between architectural art glass commissions, she creates sailing awards and other small works of art that are inspired by nature and the orient. It's no surprise that sailing keeps coming into the picture. She is a cruiser, racer and day sailor who just loves being by the water. She sails on a Catalina 27, races on a Grampian 26 and a Sabre 28 on Lake Ontario from the Pultneyville Yacht Club. When time allows, she also enjoys hiking various trails with her husband and Basset Hound in Upstate NY.

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