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Jean-Pierre Weill's work was like that of many other artists of his time, painting in oil and working to develop a unique style. He began painting on multi-dimensional canvases, then in 1991, Weill began experimenting with painting on multiple layers of glass. By composing arrangements on separate pieces of glass, he simulated painting in three dimensions. Lines no longer anchored to a canvas were able to float freely in space. Weill paints images on layers of glass, assembling them into one piece, separated by space between the layers. As the viewer moves, the images move also into a slightly different position. Weill coined the term "vitreography" to describe his technique. The artist frames his pieces in a deep shadow box. The work pictured here is "Jacqueline Sitting," measuring 17 by 13 by 3 inches. To fully appreciate the artistry of these paintings, they should be viewed in person. This vitreograph is available at Shearwater Gallery in Seaside for $600. Shearwater Gallery is located at 111 Broadway (503) 738-0328.