Provided by Driftwood Public Library, Lincoln City
The Stanfield Memorial Glass Installation has been completed in the south Commons area of Driftwood Public Library. Dedicated to the memory of Betty Stanfield, a longtime library volunteer and supporter, the work contains ocean and sea life imagery as well as symbols of books and the arts.
The piece was designed around a theme of “love of learning” and created by artists Ruth Brockman and Hal Bond of Vancouver, Washington. The three kiln-formed glass art panels were fabricated by Brockman in her studio with the assistance of Hal Bond. All of the glass used in the project was tested compatible glass manufactured in Portland.
Ruth Brockman began working with glass in 1978 and since 1980 has specialized in the field of kiln-formed glass involving fusing, slumping, and casting techniques. She has been a pioneer in the kiln-formed glass movement and is well known for her fused glass masks and her cast glass Sculptures. Her work has been collected by numerous museums including the Corning Museum of Glass as well as many public and private collections. She is represented by several galleries throughout the country.
Hal Bond has a long history of fabricating and installing major architectural glass art projects. He has worked with glass since 1974 and has produced numerous fused, painted, and relief textured glass tile commissions. He has maintained a production glass tile business since 1988. He and Brockman have collaborated on several large architectural commissions in the Pacific Northwest, including a pair of murals in the lobby of the Portland State Office Building in Portland, OR.
Funding for this art piece was provided by the Stanfield Memorial Fund (managed by the Friends of the Library) and the Lincoln City Art Committee. For further information about the Stanfield Memorial installation, call Sue Jenkins at 541-996-1251.