Crystal Nebula

Crystal Nebula

Crystal Nebula 24" x 24" ©2020 Sara Burnard


Original mixed-media artwork and design, featuring handcrafted custom crystal fixtures made with Crystal Blue Aurora Borealis Swarovski®. The crystals hang freely on the outside of the flame polished acrylic glass.


Crystal Nebula was inspired by the bright colors and the illusion of textures in nebulae found in space. After painting the nebula with metallic acrylics on the snakeskin embossed backdrop, I was delighted to see this piece literally change its skin with each hour of passing light. It appears to alternate like the warp and weft of damask. At times, the vertical rows of scales come to the fore and at other times the larger irregular diamond patterns are more prominent.


As you walk past Crystal Nebula, the Swarovski® crystals twinkle opulently (see the GIF) and when hung on a wall with overhead halogen or LED lights, they sparkle magnificently.


During the early morning or late afternoon light, the Swarovski® crystals appear to be opaque shades of gold. In stronger, brighter light conditions, the metallic aqua colors of the crystals dominate and create a stark satisfying contrast against the burgundy hues of the metallic painted backdrop. The crystals fixtures sit on the outside of the acrylic glass, appearing to float in space.


Product Description:


Metallic acrylic on snakes skin embossed polyvinyl mounted on birch panel. Clear 1/8"/0.31 cm flame polished acrylic glass. Custom Swarovski crystal clusters bolted through acrylic glass and birch panel. Custom painted panel edges in midnight black.


Signed on the front. Engraved Solid Brass plate art label on the back. Artist's Certificate of Authenticity.


Ready to hang: Fitted with vinyl-coated steel hanging wire and eye-screws.


Hanging Weight: 9.2lbs / 4.17kgs


Dimensions: 24"/60.93 cm high x 24"/60.93 cm wide x 2 ½"/6.35 cm deep box frame + 1/8"/0.31 cm acrylic glass


Profile: 4 ½" / 11.43 cm from wall to outer edge of Swarovski® crystal fixtures


Return Policy: Returns accepted upon notification within three (3) business days of delivery, thereafter all sales considered final. Refund granted upon return in original condition and original packaging/crating.


Ready for shipment in 1 day. Shipped in foam cushioned wooden shipping crate, packaged in cardboard outer layer.




Artist: Sara Burnard


    Sara Burnard


    Hailing from Australia, and having travelled and lived in a variety of interesting places around the world, my artistic style has been influenced by cultural impressions collected along a lifetime of several decades.


    Cultural impressions from Africa, Scandinavia and the Middle East have left an imprint on my creativity in some shape or form. The inner restlessness I feel, that previously kept me moving around the world, is expressed now through my work in the form of abstract dynamism.


    My pieces are created with an active energetic exchange; mediums applied forcefully with quick dynamic application or through the use of subtle gravity where the medium does the work itself.


    The energetic exchange that takes place with the pieces adorned with Swarovski crystals, being the hours of finicky work connecting the crystals to each other, is returned by the movement of light across the piece for the passing observer.


    I get great enjoyment out of using materials that defy their usual intended purpose. Pairing chandelier crystals together with acrylic glass; applying enamel or polymer sealant to acrylic glass and wood; it's what makes being original in creativity an absolute thrill. There are no rules!


    I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy bringing it to life.



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