IN THE STUDIO

They are sort of Frank Lloyd Wright meets Tiffany combined with a Native American twist. The illumination is anywhere between 300 and 1,000 watts lighting the glass and crystal. When you dim the light, the crystal dims as well. The stained glass in a Chevron arrow pattern is made out of iridescent and beveled glass. When the light is on, it rain-washes the wall and ceiling and puts out the aura of the colors of the light into the room. In the right room, during the day, the 100-plus bevels in the stained glass pick up sunlight and throw it around. The spectral bows stretch and float with the movement of the sun. The armatures for the pendants are hand-forged iron with crystals, fossils or hand blown glass faceted into them. Other designs in the collection include hand-hewn log “arrow” shafts. The arrowhead and fletch are carved out of crystal and hand blown glass, fitted with agate “feathers” and lit from within. Once they’re hung there is an elegance to them. The ironwork is formidable. The stained glass gives them a delicate, light element and the crystals, a magical quality. The largest piece in the collection, “Orion’s Nebula,” stands six feet tall and weighs 300 pounds. That’s why the artist makes his rounds, delivering, assembling and installing these spectacular pieces. “When people see my lights they’re stunned by them. There’s nothing really like them. It gives me great satisfaction,” says Shearn

Eaglehead close up in artist studio