Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography



This is my second installment of photos from my trip to Phipps Conservatory located in the Oakland Neighborhood of Pittsburgh.



Area nonprofit organizations and schools are represented here as pillars of strength and beacons of light inspired by these rotating glass mosaic towers.


The artist is Daviea Davis, a frequent instructor at Phipps and has been creating and teaching glass mosaic art for more than 15 years.  She describes her process of using salvaged glass as taking “garbage and turning it into something beautiful.”

Click on my YouTube sideshow of other pillars of light shown below.  Or go on YouTube and search Pillars of Light – June 5, 2013, thanks.



13 Responses to “PILLARS OF LIGHT”

  1. Encouraged and blessed for sure!

  2. I love mosaics and I’ve never seen anything like these!

  3. What a wonderful way to display such talent.

  4. The mosaics in the garden are beautiful. So colourful.

  5. Like what they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. 🙂 It’s good to see that they make something so beautiful out of discarded glass. 🙂

  6. Beautiful work of Art surrounded by an exciting tropical garden.

  7. The Mastermind behind this exhibit is one creative individual. These 2 posts were beautiful, Francine. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  8. Daviea Davis’ quote – “garbage and turning it into something beautiful.” – is a perfect way for for her to describe what she is creating. It is a great sculpture. Fabulous photos showing casing the conservatory.
    Blessings …

  9. Gorgeous mosaics, Francine. I love the bright colours.

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