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Bonnie Brugger

Rocking Water Glass – Fused Glass art created on Cape Breton. Bonnie trained as a graphic artist but found and followed her passion in glass fusing to become a master of this medium.

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HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

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Size: 22x15 inches
Medium: Limited Edition of 25 Canvas Giclees

For centuries, European explorers were fascinated by the possibility of discovering a short trade rout through the northern “New Found Lands” of America to the Orient. By the 19th century, curiosity about a “Northwest Passage” had reached its zenith – sending one expedition after another to one of the most forbidding frontiers of the world – the Arctic. On 19 May 1845, in an expedition led by Sir John Franklin, the HMS “Erebus” and HMS “Terror” departed England to explore the seas that were expected to lead to a direct navigable passage connecting East to West. To withstand the severity of the Arctic voyage, both vessels were fortified with additional planking and fastened with metal. Additionally, they were fitted out with engines and screw propellers. Sufficient supplies for three years were stored on each vessel. In their first season, constantly battling the elements, they investigated Barrow Strait, later sailing around Cornwallis Island before returning to spend the winter at Beechy Island. The painting depicts the HMS “Erebus” and HMS “ Terror” in the summer of 1846. Encouraged by mild weather conditions, the arctic explorers are towing the vessel through the ice-cleared passage. They later sailed south, discovering a sound between Somerset and Prince of Wales Islands. By September of that year they were ice-bound off the northwestern coast of King William Island in (what is now) Victoria Strait. Tragically, (under perished – never knowing that in simply getting to Simpson Strait, they had actually navigated a corridor through the Northwest Passage that connected the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans.

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She draws much inspiration from the ocean view just outside her studio on the rugged shores of Cape Breton. She translates the joy that she feels there into her fabulous glass creations.

Down To Earth Art Gallery - Glass ArtThese, one of a kind, pieces have a wonderful sense of colour and her graphic design background makes exploration and design of geometric shapes an even more dramatic look in her distinctive works.

Bonnie has been juried into numerous exhibits and has displayed in Butchard Gardens (Victoria, B.C.), the Skooke Fine Art Show and has been purchased and enjoyed by people around the world.

As a long- time instructor for creating fused glass she has truly enjoyed introducing new glass artists to this wonderful medium.

Glass fusing has been in existence since around 2000 BC and once cut and laid out, each piece is then typically fired at high temperatures that takes place over a 24 to 36-hour schedule to achieve their final individual unique appearance.

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