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Azul is an art
gallery located in Cozumel, Mexico, and is also the working studio
for glass artist Greg Dietrich. He works
with engraved blown glass to create unique lamps and night lights,
candle art, and engraved blown glass vessels. He is also known for his colorful paintings
on silk. A visit to Galeria Azul allows you to see Greg engraving
glass and/or creating one of his paintings on silk. Click on the
pictures below to see the work he currently has in the gallery.
As a nature lover
residing on an island, fringed by a spectacular barrier reef,
Greg Dietrich's work is inspired by the exotic marine life that
abounds in the surrounding waters. Dolphins, sea turtles, manta
rays, eagle rays, thousands of tropical fish and other coral reef
dwellers inhabit these Carribbean waters. His marine art brings
these images to life in unique hand blown glass lamps.
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Wall lamp "Portholes"
In order to create his pieces, Greg must first
blow the glass that he is to engrave upon. This process is completed
in the United States, primarily in Seattle. During the glassblowing
process, he makes large spheres or flattened shapes that have
as many as three layers of color on the exterior surface. Once
the glass has cooled, he cuts the spheres into various shapes
and sizes. The pieces are then packed up and taken to Cozumel,
Mexico, which is where he resides.
Greg does the engraving work in
Cozumel. Sitting at an engraving lathe, he patiently carves away
at the glass using diamond wheels. Working with the layers of
color that he created during the blowing process, he is able to
make "drawings" in glass. He can get various tones from
just one color by partially removing the layer of colored glass.
Or, by completely removing a layer, he exposes the contrasting
color that lays beneath. This process is known as cameo engraving.
Greg's subject matter
is the beauty which surrounds him in Cozumel and the adjoining
areas of the Yucatan Peninsula. Pieces are influenced by the Mayan
ruins, the vast coral reefs that surround the island, and almost
any type of animal found in nature.
The pieces are mounted
in a variety of bases. Metal, wood, stone, or no base at all,
letting the shape of the glass support it. He also works extensively
with illumination. Taking advantage of the translucency of the
glass, combined with mahogany bases, he creates unique lamps that
are really illuminated engravings.
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Eagle ray lamp
In September of 2009,
Galeria Azul moved to a new location...
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LOCATION AND... NEW
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If you will be traveling to Cozumel, and are interested in visiting
Galería Azul, print out the
map and carry it with you. This will help you to locate the
gallery once you've arrived.
- The gallery
is located in the center of Cozumel, just 3 blocks off the waterfront
at: 449 Avenida 15
- between 8th
and 10th streets (calles)
- The gallery
- 11am thru
- Monday thru
- Or, at any
other time, by appointment.
make an appointment...
- You can call
Greg at the gallery, at any hour...
- (52) 987 869-0963.
- You can email
Greg at: email@example.com
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