State Library, Archives, and Museum

Submitted by Derix Glasstudios/ Derix U.S.

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Client: Evon Zerbetz, Artist

Location: Juneau, AK, United States

Completion date: 2016

Project Team

Fabricator

Derix Glasstudios

Artist

Evon Zerbetz

Overview

The project, We are Written in the Layers of the Earth, by artist Evon Zerbetz is in between the state library and state archives at SLAM, State Library, Archives, and Museum of Juneau, Alaska. The glass art piece is 65 feet by 9 feet.

Goals

The artwork is inspired by the state's history, it's stories and by the library and museum itself.

Process

Derix worked with the artist to create the safety glass consisting of float glass, hand painting black contours, coatings and transparent vitreous enamels, airbrushing of vitreous enamels, application of antique glass, and acid etched flashed glass.