Stained Glass Versions of Your Favorite Video Game Characters
Has your gaming habit become somewhat of a religion? Well now you have a way to commemorate your favorite figures in stained glass. Atlanta based artist Rick Daniels sells his glass art through his company, Martian Glasswork. These works include images from Mario, Halo, Zelda, Portal, and more! The finished pieces are quite breathtaking and remarkable to see. Yet, what makes this even more interesting and post-worthy (as if making stained glass artwork isn’t enough) is that Daniels is a self-taught artist with about two years of glasswork experience under his belt.
In those short two years Daniels has already created a large buzz and a growing fan-base, gaining 14,000 likes on his company Facebook page. The prices of his art vary greatly. For example, an 8.5 x 11 inch stained glass Legend of Zelda hylian shield poster costs only $6 in his Etsy shop, while an actual stained glass version, measuring 25 x 36 inches, with more than 200 pieces is currently on sale for $1,150 (%10 off). Halo‘s panel can also run to about $5,000 (price negotiable for serious buyers who email). Daniels has said that some of the pieces can take up to 70 hours to complete. I personally would love all the Mario Mushrooms. Therefore, if you were wondering what to get the gamer or “video game enthusiast” in your life, you might want to add this to your gift list. He might even take requests!