Olen J Givens III
3 dimensional stained glass artist.
*Colorful hanging glass star and planet sculptures, with beveled glass shapes that create interesting light and prism effects.
*Tactile, abstract stained glass windows.
Using techniques of: lead-work stained glass, glass blowing and glass
etching, the creations Olen Givens invents are birthed from an
attitude of; “To go where no man has gone before”!
The Space Globe is a day dream initiator. In a gentle breeze it orbits
gracefully catching our attention and providing a moment of respite from our
busy minds. When combined with sunlight they sparkle and shoot light shards and prism effects which add joy to your environment.
Olen was born on Planet Clair and during the Morgock invasion was
able to escape unharmed. Missing his home land, he fills his time re-creating memories of his childhood out of glass.
Glass Gazebo, Provincetown MA, www.edelbyrne.com
Don Muller, North Hampton MA, www.donmullergallery.com
Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough NH, www.sharonarts.org
Craftworks, Martha’s Vinyard MA, www.craftworksgallery.com
Different Drummer, Wickford RI, www.differentdrummerri.com
Christensen Heller,Oakland CA, www.christensenheller.com
Artisans Hand Craft Gallery, Montpelier VT, www.artisanshand.com
The Blue Moose, Brattleboro VT, www.shopbluemoose.com
Grovewood Gallery, Asheville NC, www.grovewood.com
Craft Company #6, Rochester NY, www.craftcompany.com
Samuel Day Gallery, Cummaquid MA, www.samuelldaygallery.com
Watson Greenhouse, Lafayette NY, www.watsongreenhouse.com
Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA, www.worcester.edu/WCC
Hourglass Gift Gallery, Melrose MA, www.hourglassgiftgallery.com
Iago, Blowing Rock, NC, http://www.iagoblowingrock.com/index.aspx
Olen learned stained glass design and production from Chis Pearson; pearsonstudio.com, on sunny Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. Challenged by his mentor to come up with “something different”; to be displayed in the gallery, Olen began experimenting and soon designed his first Space Globe. These “Star Sculptures” were an instant hit. Olen has always been driven to experiment and so his glass constructions continually evolve. Some recent studies which influence Olen’s work are in glass blowing and glass etching.