Rick Ayotte 2012 “Above the Clouds” glasscape faceted compound paperweight. Using a painted glass technique, a tranquil mountain lake scene is evoked on a white plaque artfully set at the fore of an upright weight. A sky blue ground, painted with billowing white clouds, forms a backdrop to the scene, which includes an abandoned rowboat at lake's edge, a cabin, sloping green meadows and a snowy mountain range. A black and white eagle, with a yellow beak, takes flight above. Bottom facet and full frontal facet. Edition 1 of 1. Signed/dated. Diameter 3 7/8".