Planetree Maple, Opus 167, 2001
Three glass panels, various sizes.
Frame, 65 by 102 inches
.As the first full composition in the “maple” series, it was Roger’s largest composition to date and a joyous resolution of the Sycamore, or Planetree, motif that he hadn’t used since his stained glass days two decades before. This series results from exploring the capabilities of some new leaf forms Roger had made. The leaves are made of clear glass, which is then coated with a thin layer of minerals to give it a reflective surface. The dramatic cobalt-blue sky is accented by a thin “frame” of red that edges each piece.