This study of the interesting textures of the Paper Birch was designed to hang in a pass through above a stone gas fireplace. The client wanted to bring the feeling of the birch woods to the interior of the home. The birch trees are sand carved into a light brown on clear flashed glass and the subtleties achieved in rendering the peeling bark represent 24 years of practice sand carving glass. The inner and outer borders are clear bevels accented with faceted bevels. This piece was framed in Oak that was stained to match the wood in the home.