When I went to pick up my order at my favorite framer, Panza Gallery in Millvale, I saw these lights aglow.
They are “lights not lamps“, Mark Panza said. “You can leave them on all the time and they don’t get hot.”
They caught my eye and I asked Mark about them. Turns out he makes them and not to share his trade secrets but he uses his signature combined dual images containing architecture, figures, and or nature. He constructs the base from frame scraps, builds a glass or plexiglass box, adds an LED light and then Mark lines the box with his image. Each one is unique.
In some of the pieces you can see recognizable architectural details from the William Penn Hotel downtown Pittsburgh and Sacred Heart Church Rose Window in Shadyside.
They looked even better when Mark switched off the gallery lights. There was still a lot of daylight from the door but they really glowed.
You may have seen previous posts with Panza Gallery featured.
Mark (and his lovely daughter Jennifer) always do a great job framing my photographs and artwork.
Panza Gallery is “dedicated to the Pittsburgh artist”.
Millvale, PA has a lot happening.