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Of Eden

This work is third in a series depicting plants living in the C-SN Monument of SW Oregon, USA. Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) belong to the sunflower family.


“Leucanthemum” derives from the Greek words “leukos, " which translates as "white," and “anthemon,“ which means "flower." I suspect that the species name, "superbum" derives from the fact that it has been spread around the world by people. These natives of Portugal and Spain, and, perhaps, the garden OF EDEN, have become naturalized in the Monument and many other areas of North America.

• Honorable Mention in the 2nd Art Contest organized by Artavita.com and sponsored by World Wide Art Books, 2012

* Special Merit Award, Botanical Art 2013, an online exhibition provided by Light, Space & Time.

It was first exhibited at the Women's City Club, Grand Rapids, MI.and then shown in Tacoma at the Handforth Gallery, Tacoma, WA, 2012. Finally, it was in the exhibit, Mosaics of the World, in Ravenna, Italy in 2015.


Minimal stacking/layering beyond the second layer mosaic on the first layer sheet of stained glass; many tess on edge and some up-ended
Sandwich: (back) cement board/Lexel/SG/Weldbond/SG Mosaic (front)
Fluid double indirect method

Stained glass, 56H x 71W x 3D cm (22 x 28 x 1 inches, 2012

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