“Light in Stone”

A lithophane is an etched or molded artwork in thin very translucent porcelain that can only be seen clearly when back lit with a light source.  It is a design or scene in intaglio that appears “en grisaille” tones.  A lithophane presents a three-dimensional image – completely different from two-dimensional engravings and daguerreotypes that are “flat”.  The images change characteristics depending on the light source behind them.  Window lithophane panel scenes change throughout the day depending upon the amount of sunlight.  The varying lightsource is what makes lithophanes more interesting to the viewer than two-dimensional pictures.  The word “lithophane” derives from Greek “litho”, which is from “lithos” which means stone or rock, and “phainein” meaning “to cause to appear” or “to cause to appear suddenly”. From this is derived a meaning for lithophane of “light in stone” or to “appear in stone” as the three-dimensional image appears suddenly when lit with a back light source.

1.5X3
$10
  • Keychain

Keychain

Hold up to the light to remember a special person or special occasion. Your art, always available and in hand when you need it.

Memento

An image set near light, or a window, who’s soft glow brings pleasant memories

4X6
$25
  • Curved or flat
5X7
$40
  • Curved or Flat

Memory

Hold up to the light to remember a special person or special occasion. Your art, always available and in hand when you need it.

Display

Proudly display your images of the people you love, or perhaps the moment that touched yourheart

8X8
60
  • Curved or Flat

Custom

Your image, your size, your style.
We can work together to make it happen.

Contact me with your requirements or schedule a time with me to talk about your project.

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