The Art Of William (Bill) O’Connor

Photography by Sarah Sedgwick Heath

ART GLASS

Click on: Art Glass and Art Portfolio above for examples of Bills Art Glass Paperweights and Vases made in the 1970’s and 1980’s

KALEIDOSCOPES

Van Dyke SERIES I

Craig Musser and Bill O’Connor

Van Dyke SERIES II

Limited Edition of 50 Craig Musser and Bill O’Connor

SERIES III

Designed and Built by Bill O’Connor

OCONNOR SERIES V

Limited Edition of 130 Brass body with Cherry wood stand. Designed and Built by Bill O’Connor

OCONNOR SERIES V SPECTRUM

Spectrum Polarized Kaleidoscope Designed and Built by Bill O’Connor

SERIES VI & VII

PAINTING~DRAWING~SCULPTURE

ARCHAEOLOGY and FLINTKNAPPING

Bill O’Connor spent 8 Years digging a rock shelter in Connecticut with Dave Thompson after he researched and scoured topographical maps for overhangs and possible shelters. He found one, scoped it out, then contacted his dear friend Dave Thompson.

All pieces made by Bill O’Connor to represent different point types and tools

“O’er fields of new turned sod, communing with my God, I tramped alone; And in a furrow bed I found an Arrow-head, Chiseled from stone. Then fancy fled on wings, back to primeval things, Seeking the light— What warrior drew the bow, sighted, and let it go On its last flight? How oft this flint head, on deadly errand sped, I may not know— Nor will the silent flint reveal the slightest hint, How long ago. Were its grim story told, what tales would it unfold, Tales that would chill— I know but this one thing, beyond all questioning, ‘Twas made to kill. Ages have worn away, warriors have gone their way; Their bones are dust— Proof of a craftsman’s skill Left in my trust.” Enos B. Comstock (in Boys’ Life)

Enos B. Comstock (in Boys’ Life)

William Robert Massaro O’Connor

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