Bird of Paradise - Custom Order
In 1513 the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon gave the peninsula of Florida its name 'La Florida', 'Land of Flowers'. He aptly named a place where flowers bloom all year round. Bird of Paradise is a favorite flower found in many Florida gardens.
Each glass has original hand painted artwork using reverse glass technique. All the painting is done on the outside of the glassware with non-toxic paints. The UV-resistant paint is permanently fused to the glass, so the pieces can be safely washed in dishwashers and heated in microwaves without harming the artwork.
The design is constructed facing both the interior and exterior of the glass to create a piece of art that can be viewed and enjoyed from any angle, and changes as you turn the glass. The two opposable images work together to create a depth to the artwork. With liquid in the glass, the interior facing design is amplified creating a dramatic effect. On many pieces the artwork has a textural quality, adding touch to the stimulations of visual, smell and taste while drinking. The painting is constructed so that it will transform as the day’s light intensity changes, similar to a stained glass effect. The design is available in a variety of sturdy glass& fine crystal glassware styles including wine glasses, champagne flutes, rocks and hi-ball glasses, and tea/coffee mugs. Customization regarding flower color is welcomed at no extra cost. You can specify preferences on the contact page when you order the pieces. The artwork is painted to order, so please allow a week for creating your art piece. For orders greater than 2 cases (24 glasses), please allow at least 2 weeks.