Pearl Fryar Portrait

“I was thrilled to receive the opportunity and commission to create a portrait of Pearl Fryar,” says Tarsitano. I decided to approach my first oil portrait having cast glass as Pearl would, –with enthusiasm, and determination as Pearl say’s to “write my own book”. “ I created Pearl’s portrait in the manner of a poster…

Foyer Vignette

It is always great to see how the work looks in a home. The two works offered for sale are “The Cloud of all Knowing” and “Through the Storm”

Snap Shot Purple Dahlia

Snap Shot “Purple Dahlia” Cast glass, black and white photography on wood cradle board 9 inches by 12 inches One of my favorite Dahlias is the purple Dahlia. I have painted it many times in my watercolors. This “Snap Shot” Dahlia is created from one of my photographs. I am always amazed seeing the intricate…

Snap Shot Red Dawn

Snap Shot Red Dawn Cast glass, oil paint, black and white photo’s, silver paint, on wood cradle box frame. 18 inches by 24 inches

Night Vision Withered Dahlia

Cast glass and oil painting on wood board 9 by12 inches Last summer instead of having vegetables I grew Dahlia’s. I began to compile a photographic diary of their life cycle. Shapes as well as shades of color change as time passes, so very similar to us. The Japanese believe in what they call “Wabi…

Dusk Landscape Walden Pond

Cast Glass and oil painting on wood board. 11 by 14 Inches During hikes at Walden Pond I witnessed many beautiful natural scenes. It is amazing how such scenes take place as one can hear the faint noise of cars nearby. For a brief moment at dusk I saw a lone small bird flying over…

“Night Vision Dahlia” Debbie Tarsitano

Cast Glass Dahlia on oil painted Canvas covered wood board 48 by 36 inches Last summer I photographed my garden at night using my camera’s night vision setting. A white Dahlia’s came alive. Night gardens and evening landscapes inspire me. Many artists concern themselves with daylights effects. Seeing the way sunsets and moonlight illuminate nature…

2011 What I Learned While on the Forest Floor

Cast glass 12 inches The forest floor represents deterioration and renewal as leaves return to the soil to rise again in the form of new growth as trees. Sooner or later we all find ourselves on the forest floor.      

2006 Urban Intersection

Oil painting on canvas, accompanied by encased, flameworked glass sculpture In designing “Urban Intersection” I first made an oil painting, and then designed a glass sculpture interpreting the oil painting in glass (cutting by Ed Poore). “Urban Intersection” speaks of the busy streets of New York, where thousands of people come and go on grids of…

No More Hurting People

Cast glass on canvas covered wood board 48 by 36 inches Made in memory of Martin Richards, the young boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings. His favorite saying was, “No more hurting people.” There is a photo of him at school holding up a sign he made with those very words that would come…

2013 The Cloud of All Knowing

Oil painting on canvas covered wood board with cast glass elements 23 by 48 inches When you look into the sky on a sunny day and see an opening in the clouds with light streaming down, that space from which the light emerges is the “cloud of all knowing.” Birds are drawn towards that space,…

Mysterious Woman

Oil portrait with cast glass flowers 24 by 24 inches A painting of a ghost like figure of a woman in white; a reflection of my flamework line drawing. I created a simple profile like those I encased in earlier work, this time painted in oils and added cast glass flowers. Pane’s Gray and White…

By the Dawn’s Early Light

An oil painted canvas covered wood board with cast glass elements 24 by 24 inches A tribute to the fallen soldiers from Corning, New York in Middle Eastern conflicts. The names of the soldiers are impressed in the glass flag.

2013 Anticipation of Spring

Oil painting on canvas covered board with cast glass elements. 24 by 24 inches Made for the Sandwich REDUX 2012 show. Inspired by two painted and blown glass pieces in the Sandwich Glass Museum collection. A pair of birds sits on a bare branch inside a vase decorated with tulips in relief on its exterior. The…

2010 To Taste of Spring, Study

Cast glass and flamework 12 inches This is a study for “To Taste of Spring,” a small vignette in which a bird looks hopefully into a frozen pond with fall leaves imbedded in ice. The bird longs for the spring, as he looks quizzically at the leaves frozen into the water. In this sculpture, I…

2007 Into the Void

Oil painting with flameworked elements 18 by 24 inches “Into the Void” is a conversation about transformation. Oil painted birds slowly transform into glass birds as they enter a vortex of color. In the end they come out a mixture of oil paint and glass. This work represents the transformation of my own work, from…

2007 What Are We? What Have We Become? What Have We Done?

Oil Painting with cast and flameworked elements 48 by 48 inches Inspired by “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?” by Paul Gauguin. My painting is a conversation about the effect of DNA and bioengineering on contemporary life. The cloaked figure represents the effects of genetic engineering on humans. The…