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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Denslow Meets Tiffany

As I've mentioned in the past, my partner and I have a stained glass studio (centurystudios.com). We specialize in creating reproductions of lamps originally created by Tiffany Studios, as well as creating windows and various suncatchers.

One of the more popular Tiffany designs is a poppy pattern, which has always made me think of W. W. Denslow's poppy field from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I've always thought it would be interesting to add a little bit extra to this design, doing a little bit of reworking to the pattern, to turn it into an Oz lamp!

So, at some point this year I probably will. I've been playing with a couple possibilities for character placement. The idea is to keep everyone on the same side of the lamp - generally only one side of a lamp is seen at a time, so this way the shade can serve double duty - either as a Tiffany poppy, or as an Ozian poppy field!

1 comment:

Georgia said...

What great idea. Would love to see the final product. I love all things oz.