Fermata Rapture - CODAworx

Fermata Rapture

Client: Ray and Judy Ricker

Location: Rochester, NY, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $25,000

Project Team


Nancy Gong

Gong Glass Works

Industry Resource

Wally Morse

Morse Sash & Door


Designed for a couple’s home and office in the music business, “Fermata Rapture” is about the feeling of music and nature.
A fluid abstract design full of color was in order. Laminated blown sheet glass provides a contemporary aesthetic that is light and airy allowing enabling the artwork to come to life in a wide span of daylight and seasons times.


For this fine art project, the owners commissioned this piece to bring personal interests to the design of their home in a unique colorful way. Their love of music, nature and various cultures informed Gong with the foundation of her design using bold color and abstracted patterns to enhance the experience of the couple's passions in their home environment.


The artist collaborated with the client in the design of this project to bring a personalized vision into the residents home. The front entry was replaced with a wider side light to one side designed to be in harmony with the contemporary architecture. The new glass configuration accentuates the space by providing a broad palette for the artwork to breath.

Additional Information

The colors in this design add another layer of happiness to this home with a living, breathing work of art even on gray days. On sunny days color transforming shadows add energy and excitement to the home.