The 20″ Azalea has a glorious tangle of branches and flowers covering the surface of the shade. The unusual modified turban shape enhances the look of a plant growing upwards, spreading its flowering branches towards the sun.
The open flowers are enhanced with beads of sculpted solder representing the flower centers. The added solder gives the shade a lively three dimensional quality.
With abundant leaves, buds, and flowers covering the shade, the overall effect of this pattern is lush. The background shifts from green mixed with blue at the top down to celadon green at the bottom. The flowers are rendered in striated and mottled gold pink glass mixed with whites. The shade was commissioned by a client in North Carolina in 2019. It is shown on the Grooved base (26″ tall).