Submitted by Susan Gott


Client: Hampton Inn & Suites

Location: Tampa, FL, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $10,000

Project Team


Susan Gott

Phoenix Studio & Gott Glass Gallery


Hampton Inn & Suites

Hampton Inn & Suites


13 cast glass Cobalt Blue Birds with silver and gold leafing accents.


The goal of this installation project was to aesthetically convey the strength and beauty of glass in a space that would emphasize its luminous and transparent qualities in an abstract bird-like form, which would reflect the symbol of the bird used in an airport/avian themed hotel.


Each bird was individually cast into a rigid sand mold, which was uniquely carved giving each bird a similar form, but individually unique design. After the casting process, then each bird was cold worked; opening a line facet in the piece that would accentuate its transparency bringing that line up to a high polish which would allow a depth of vision straight through the entire piece.