My “Business” Sketchbook: Tiffany Chandeliers Mark Pathways

Kate tried to do justice to the Etruscan Art Deco Tiffany Chandeliers in the Washington State Legislative Building.

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W14 10 22 WA CAPITOL TIFFANY GLASS 20W14 10 22 WA CAPITOL TIFFANY GLASS 18It is unusual for me to start my sketchbook posts with photographs, but this Tiffany chandelier is simply too beautiful.
I did not do them justice!
They line the hallways and mark entrances
to the various rooms, providing a delicate glow to the halls (see more images below).

The globe is a luminescent milky glass and
I cannot tell how they created the globe
(even with the images, and the above image
I left full size for you).
I laid on my back to get the photograph above.
Yes, people stared.  I am over it!

The design is from the Art Deco period,
and is a throwback to Greek times.
The Etruscan design reminded me of black painted vases, while the color reminded me
of the Athenian red pottery.

W12 MMMMONT ARM AFT4MPFCDrawing slows me and brings me to the details that I overlook when I am simply walking and touring.
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