Songs Without Words: The Art of the Paperweight--Rick Ayotte by Lawrence H. Selman In 1978, Rick Ayotte entered hitherto unexplored territory when he began to create wildlife art with glass. Today, his naturalistic portrayals of nature, especially birds, are renowned throughout the world. Follow the artistic progression of this celebrated artist through more than 300 designs, accompanied by commentary from the artist describing revolutionary breakthroughs and presenting personal insights into his artistry. Jan Smith, curator of The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum contemplates Ayotte's artistry in an essay that describes why Ayotte's pieces are truly "songs without words." Paperweight authority Lawrence Selman traces the transition of Ayotte from boy to artist, providing fascinating insight into the vision behind Ayotte's engrossing miniature worlds. Songs Without Words contains a complete catalogue of Rick Ayotte's work from 1978 through 1996. Ayotte's utopian vision of nature is captivating; his brilliant works have permanently impacted the history of glass and wildlife art. 164 photos in full color.
- Brand: Brand: Paperweight Press
- ASIN: 0933756232