I've always felt that the fuzzy dandelion is an under appreciated flower, often relegated to the ranks of a pesky weed. Dandelion was named after the French dent de lion, meaning lion’s tooth, which refers to its toothed leaves. It is often the first flower in spring and the last in autumn, making it important for our pollinators.
I tried to capture its personality and its stubborn rootedness by showing both the flower and the grass it holds tight in its grasp. I added a toothiness to the yellow stained glass of the flower to mimic the fuzzy petals. A small copper loop is fixed to the stem for hanging.
Handmade by ABJ Glassworks in Philadelphia using stained glass, silver-alloy solder and eco-friendly techniques.