A pastel Green vase by Sean O’Donoghue is 23cm tall and 12.5 at the mouth and 5cm at the standing base.
The Tree of Life vase which according to the Encyclopædia Britannica, the tree of life, connects heaven and the underworld, connecting all forms of creation symbolising the world tree, cosmic tree or Tree of Life portrayed in various religions and philosophies.
The Tree of Life vases have been created using a method that Sean has been developing, using 3 layers of colour, white as a base, brown as middle and green as the top colour, this is the first time Sean has used this method as often the layers will not react well by blending together, they sometimes just sit on top of each other destroying the effect of merging.
The image is transposed from negative to stencil which is baked onto the vase, the parts of the stencil that are not the negative are high pressure washed off and then the sand blasting process starts until the stencil print is raised. Sand blasting is a process used effectively by glass artists but Sean has added the extra dimension, so that when you look into The Tree of Life vase you will see the shadow of the roots and leaves, a subtle but beautiful effect.
Sean signs all his work so you know you have a genuine piece of Sean O’Donoghue glass art.