Elder: A large-scale architectural glass etch commission

Elder is a large-scale architectural glass etch drawing commissioned for the Hillcrest Residences in Pittsburgh. The work is an homage to one of the stately trees that once stood on the building’s site. The work, which appears abstract at first viewing, slowly reveals itself as a gnarled and expansive tree based on the oak, sycamore, and beech species, all of which are species that grow to an exceptional age and develop in character the longer they live. Elder was commissioned by The Community Builders and the Office of Public Art for this newly constructed property.