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Inside the Snow Globe: Magical Frit

Imagine walking inside a snow globe. This is the effect of the ceramic ‘frit’ brushstrokes that artist Spencer Finch embedded into the windows and glass walls. The frit makes tiny shadows that sparkle and move with the sun, creating a lantern-effect at night and symbolizing the constant activity and ‘magic’ that happens in the buildings every day. The multi-colored brushstrokes, drawn by hand, refract and reflect light throughout the day without obstructing the panoramic views of Baltimore.

Six chairs in front of a fritted window

Artist: Spencer Finch, Brooklyn, NY.
Location: A waiting room enclosed in fritted glass.

The fritted windows of The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Artist: Spencer Finch, Brooklyn, NY.
Location: Orleans Street Parking Garage Bridge.

A closeup of the window frits

Artist: Spencer Finch, Brooklyn, NY.
Location: View of the Ground Floor canopy

A side view of the window frits

Artist: Spencer Finch, Brooklyn, NY.
Location: View of the green roof

Photo Credits: Paul Warchol, Keith Weller

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