“To Honor the Brave, We Are One”, 2021, 6″ x 6″, stained glass, shells, mirror, stone, copper wire
The beauty and brilliance of nature is subtle and yet, compelling. In this piece, an interpretation of a photograph taken by Emory Randolph, Mary Ellen strives to showcase honor and sacrifice through the use of stained glass. She takes on this heartfelt dedication that honors those that have served our nation, using various types of cut stained glass, stone, mirror, shells and wire. Through the incorporation of small cuts and uniquely chosen sheet glass, she brings to life the intricacy of the natural world and the interpretation of this photo. Her works strives to evoke positive emotion and convey the meaning of this patriotic art.