“Riverbed – No Bottom” by Elizabeth Robinson
18″x24″ inches, fused glass by Elizabeth Robinson with Spirithouse Glass in Jackson, MS.
This piece is from a glass sculpture series based on a study of the Mississippi River along our state line. Each piece is a colorway representing the Riverboat Leadmen’s call for depth of the river. On the Mississippi River in the 1850s, the leadsmen also used old-fashioned words for some of the numbers; for example instead of “two” they would say “twain”. Thus when the depth was two fathoms, they would call “by the mark twain!”.