"It is our intention to evoke, through
color and light, the subtle qualities that inspire the human
The soft light and luminous color of NightOrbs™ bring a new
dimension to nighttime gardens.
I first had the idea of introducing hand-blown glass into the
landscape 10 years ago. I chose a spherical shape because it is
considered the most perfect form. Married with color and light,
NightOrbs™ are an ethereal presence in a garden, an object of
beauty, a cause for meditation and an extremely durable and
practical landscape illuminator.
"Light creates a sense of
place. It functions as a stimulus. The light pattern in a
space creates a response from a viewer. If the light changes
in a space, the person's feeling or reaction to the space
will change. Human beings are dynamic - continually
changing. This applies to the sensitivity of both the eye
and the brain to light. Under differing circumstances the
human interpretation of a space will change." ~Janet
Color also generates a response in a viewer. The right
combination and placement of colors can suddenly expand the
palette and create an emotional experience, like viewing Monet's
The color blends for NightOrbs™ result from my own reactions
to color and light. The recipes have evolved over time and are
kept only after having proven their impact - their ability to
sing - in the garden.
My vision in creating NightOrbs™ was to marry the healing
effects of light, color and nature into a lasting, original
piece of landscape art that can be enjoyed in gardens year-round
- and for years to come!
Tom Rupnicki, Founder LaSorgente Glass