Referred to as "sea dogs" by ancient sailors for the habit of following behind larger vessels, the shark has been respected and reviled for centuries. The Dutch word for villain or scoundrel was "schurk" and is a possible beginning point for the present name "shark." In the Hawaiian culture, a particular shark could be viewed as a deified ancestor & benefactor to a village providing protection from invaders and as a fishing partner; the watchful aumakua was revered. This classic shark image is meant to inspire appreciation for beautiful and complicated creature.
The repurposed glass is hand trimmed to 2.5" x 4.0".
LIGHT CATCHERS: Our glass has a unique way of handling light and the most popular way of seeing it is through our Light Catchers. With an almost endless collection of nature inspired designs, these squares and rectangles of repurposed window glass can fit in almost anywhere... a window, a porch, a mirror, even a tree. The glass is handcut to fit the original artwork, balanced on the handmade mold and then kiln fired for at least 9 hours. To finish the piece, it is hand drilled, secured to a silver swirl hook and then gift boxed. Ideal for collectors and those who appreciate the uncommon gift.