The "Free spirit" hand drill engraving is a one off piece of glass art by Alexis Valentine, engraved into Faceted Optical Crystal using deep 3d intaglio and stipple engraving techniques.
The inspiration for this piece comes from a phenomenon known as the 'Brocken Spectre' or 'Mountain Spectre' that climbers and walkers are sometimes lucky to see while on top of mountains under certain weather conditions.
When the sun is behind you and low cloud or mist is below but in front of you, large shadows of your body can be cast and it can appear as if long beams of light are emanating from your body with a rainbow effect around your outline.
Here I have engraved my own version of this phenomenon onto a faceted piece of crystal using deep 3d Intaglio and stipple engraving techniques.
There can be a feeling of euphoria, glory and a huge sense of great freedom at times like this hence the name 'Free Spirit'.
Dimensions - Height 13cm x Width 10.5cm x Depth 6cm - Weight 1.3kg