Alice in the iCloud, with a Coke
       
     
Lay Back and Think of England
       
     
Barbie Descending the Staircase
       
     
Little Cakes
       
     
Lady of the Watches
       
     
Groundskeeper Willie
       
     
Pop Culture Children
       
     
Dive Commission
       
     
Chanel Adrift
       
     
Eastern Han Prancing Horse
       
     
Sanscriti Commission
       
     
"Return of Nossa Senhora”
       
     
FedEx Utopia
       
     
Sin City
       
     
Madonna & Prada Commission
       
     
Cafe Camouflage
       
     
Smokin Alice
       
     
Alice and Her Texting White Rabbits
       
     
Alice Underground waiting for the L-train
       
     
Ongoing Exhibition at Dixon Place Lounge
       
     
Glass Seurat Commission
       
     
Jackie Commission
       
     
4 Seasons Commission
       
     
Gormenghast Commission
       
     
Gormenghast Commission
       
     
Paestum Appartamento Commission
       
     
L’elephant, La Dame, et le Danseur Commission
       
     
Hulking Hulk Commission
       
     
Cinderella Commission
       
     
Octagon House Commission
       
     
Earth Cross Commission
       
     
North, South & Home MTA Commission
       
     
North, South & Home MTA Commission
       
     
North, South & Home MTA Commission
       
     
IL MOMENTO DELLA MORTE
       
     
Il Momento della Morte
       
     
The Maid
       
     
LA REINCARNAZIONE DI MAGGIE
       
     
Funerale Di Un'Amica
       
     
La Crocifissione La Moe
       
     
Lap 'O Luxury
       
     
Alice in the iCloud, with a Coke
       
     
Alice in the iCloud, with a Coke

Private collection.

With a bottle of Coke, blue hair, and an abundance of clouds, including a couple of storm clouds, our Alice contemplates downing the liquid that will make her small.

This stained glass panel is part of a series based on the illustrations of Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ Joseph updates the story by placing Alice in New York City in 2018, and giving Alice blue hair. Alice is under-whelmed and lost in consumer-land. This work was made during Cavalieri’s 10 week summer residency at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading Pennsylvania in 2018. This work is on exhibition at the POP gallery at 125 Lincoln Ave Suite 111, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Measurements: 16 x 16 inches

Date: 2018

Medium: Hand painted and air brushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Lay Back and Think of England
       
     
Lay Back and Think of England

On exhibition at the Pilchuck’s LGBTQIA+ glass exhibition
June 6-28 2019 in Pioneer Square
Exhibition Space 240 2nd Ave S. Suite 100, Seattle, WA

Queen Elizabeth II, as of 2019, the 92 year old Queen of the United Kingdom. Currently in a 67 year long reign of the British monarch. This portrait shows a young elegant Elizabeth, when she was first proclaimed queen in 1952. The design mixed with graphics from Europe and typography of the letter “Q”, and is made of multiple layered silk-screened stained glass, some tiles are 3 layers deep. This work is part of the “Material World” exhibition at the Pittsburgh Glass Center (5472 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206, 412-365-2145) Exhibition runs from March 1st through May 12th, 2019.

Link to City Paper Pittsburgh article.

Measurements: 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 1 inch

Date: 2019

Medium: Silk-screened and kiln fired enamels on layered glass set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Barbie Descending the Staircase
       
     
Barbie Descending the Staircase

Part of the Duncan McClellan Gallery “Selby Gardens Glass Show” in Sarasota, FL July 12 (Opening 5:50-7:30pm) through August 25th, 2019
Represented by the Duncan McClellan Gallery

A tall and very thin 1950’s Barbie descends a staircase holding Frito’s. She is surrounded by orange tulips. Barbie celebrated her 60th birthday in 2019.

Measurements: 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 1 inch

Date: 2019

Medium: Silk-screened and air brushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Little Cakes
       
     
Little Cakes

On view and for sale at the Toledo Museum Store.

The white rabbit and our blue haired Alice in a scene from the book: “The crowd hurls pebbles at Alice which turn into little cakes, she eats and shrinks.” Little cakes are now Hostess Cup Cakes, and there is a tiny puppet version of our Alice.

This stained glass panel is part of a series based on the illustrations of Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ Joseph updates the story by placing Alice in New York City in 2018, and giving Alice blue hair. Alice is under-whelmed and lost in consumer-land. This work was made during Cavalieri’s 10 week summer residency at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading Pennsylvania in 2018.

Measurements: 15 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches

Date: 2018

Medium: Hand painted and air brushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Lady of the Watches
       
     
Lady of the Watches

Part of the NY Writers Coalition Auction, NYC

Eight watches decorate the arms of this royal octopus lady. The lady is the actress Helen Hayes. This work is part of the “Material World” exhibition at the Pittsburgh Glass Center (5472 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206, 412-365-2145) Exhibition runs from March 1st through May 12th, 2019.

Link to City Paper Pittsburgh article.

Measurements: 15 x 15 x 1 inch

Date: 2019

Medium: Silk-screened and air brushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Groundskeeper Willie
       
     
Groundskeeper Willie

Private collection.

Groundskeeper Willie is crucified. Joseph has used Simpson’s characters in many of his works. Two of the Simpson’s writers own his work and one of my pieces hangs in the Los Angeles offices where the Simpson’s is written. This work was exhibited in the “Material World” exhibition at the Pittsburgh Glass Center in 2019.

Link to City Paper Pittsburgh article.

Measurements: 15 5/8 x 15 5/8 x 1 inch

Date: 2019

Medium: Hand painted and air brushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Pop Culture Children
       
     
Pop Culture Children

Joseph illustrates glowing “pop” babies of different colors.

Measurements: 14 1/2 x 28 1/2 inch

Date: 2019

Medium: Kiln slumped glass set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Dive Commission
       
     
Dive Commission

(Private collection)

Storytelling has a strong connection to historic stained glass works, as in works of art in general. This work is based on a story of deep ocean diving. My challenge when designing and making this stained glass work was to create as many borders as possible to lead the viewers eye back to a place showing a diver in action. I hand painted the borders, and photographed the model to fit my concept. The image of the diver was silk-screened onto the glass, then the green water was airbrushed on the glass. All the paints are applied to the glass surface then kiln fired, a process that dates back to Medieval artisans.

Medium: Hand painted and silk-screened (kiln fired) enamels on stained glass, set into a non-rust stainless steel frame with LED lights

Size: 30 1/4 x 40 1/2 inches (76 x 102 cm)

Date: 2015

Chanel Adrift
       
     
Chanel Adrift

A traditional Japanese art print (on glass) showing the struggle against the forces of nature. Note the 3-dimensional Chanel necklace.

Measurements: 16 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 1 inches

Date: 2019

Medium: Hand painted and air brushed enamels kiln fired on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Eastern Han Prancing Horse
       
     
Eastern Han Prancing Horse

On exhibition and for sale at “CONNECTION IV” exhibition at the Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NYC, from July 16 - August 3, 2019
Opening Reception: July 18, 5:30PM – 8:00 PM

Atlantic Gallery is at 48 W 28th St Suite 540

A prancing horse from the Eastern Han Dynasty. Superior horses like this were used during this dynasty (206 BC–220 AD) for battles. This image is from a photo Cavalieri took of a sculpture at the Museum Rietberg, in Zürich.

Measurements: 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 1 inch each

Date: 2019

Medium:Silk-screened and air brushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame. No LED lights needed.

Sanscriti Commission
       
     
Sanscriti Commission

Artwork designed, produced and installed during Cavalieri's 2010 residency at the Sanskriti Kendra Foundation in Delhi, India. The horses relate to the life size ceramic horses on the property of the foundation. Formal gardens are seen through the clear sections of the glass.

Size: 30 x 40 inches (76 x 100 cm) 2010

"Return of Nossa Senhora”
       
     
"Return of Nossa Senhora”

See a video on this project made by the Sacatar Foundation.

Joseph spent October and November 2017 producing and installing this six-foot round stained glass window for Our Lady of Mercy Church in Itaparica, Brazil. The name of the window is "Return of Nossa Senhora”. Read all the blog on the process from the start.

See iBahia article here.
Special thanks to HitLights for generously donating LED lights for this project.

FedEx Utopia
       
     
FedEx Utopia

This work is Joseph’s personal vision of a floating city. There is an organization named the Seasteading Institute, which is currently testing structures for a city that will float in the middle of ocean. Cavalieri’s version has tall sky-scrapers, and FedEx trucks delivering packages to the residents.

Measurements: 15 x 15 x 1 inch

Date: 2019

Medium: Hand painted and air brushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Sin City
       
     
Sin City

Private collection.

Cavalieri honors Agnes Moorhead (1964-1972) in the role of Endora, Samantha’s (Elizabeth Montgomery) mortal-loathing, quick-witted witch mother, in the situation comedy Bewitched. It fits the “Material World” theme by highlighting many modern day evils including the devil, the bad influence of TV, and Republicans. This work is part of the “Material World” exhibition at the Pittsburgh Glass Center (5472 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206, 412-365-2145) Exhibition runs from March 1st through May 12th, 2019.

Link to City Paper Pittsburgh article.

Measurements: 15 x 8 1/2 x 2 inch

Date: 2019

Medium: Hand painted and silk-screened (kiln fired) enamels on stained glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Madonna & Prada Commission
       
     
Madonna & Prada Commission

"Madonna & Prada” commissioned in 2013, and currently in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design (NYC).

This multiple layered stained glass triptych tells the story of a modern day Madonna and her favorite accessories. Traditional religious paintings typically shows Madonna caressing the Baby Jesus. The Christ Child is replaced with a Gothic version of a Prada shoe. Within the work other accessories beautifully collide with medieval architecture and clothing in this hand painted stained glass window which is set into a light box. This work illustrates the story of how Madonna would live now, in the 21st century, and questions has fashion replaced motherhood?

The central figure is modeled after Paris Hilton.

The process of working with the collections & acquisition committee at MAD started with presenting 5 different designs, and continued with revisions until the work was approved by the committee.

Size: 36 x 17 1/4 x 4 1/4
Hand painted kiln fired enamel on glass set into a stainless steel light box with LED lighting.

Cafe Camouflage
       
     
Cafe Camouflage

Through multiple layers of jungle we come to a clearing where we find civilization… a line of customers on line at Starbucks. This work was part of the “Material World” exhibition at the Pittsburgh Glass Center in 2019, and is an item in the 2019 PGC auction..

Measurements: 24 1/4 x 25 1/2 x 2 inch

Date: 2019

Medium: Hand painted and air brushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Smokin Alice
       
     
Smokin Alice

Part of the Duncan McClellan Gallery “Selby Gardens Glass Show” in Sarasota, FL July 12 (Opening 5:50-7:30pm) through August 25th, 2019
Represented by the Duncan McClellan Gallery

A smoking Alice, with a pack of cigarettes, walks four texting white rabbits This stained glass panel is based on the illustrations in Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’

Measurements: 23 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches

Date: 2019

Medium: Hand painted and air brushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Alice and Her Texting White Rabbits
       
     
Alice and Her Texting White Rabbits

A physically unraveling Alice floats above a group of texting white rabbits. This stained glass panel is part of a series based on the illustrations of Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ Joseph updates the story by placing Alice in New York City in current times, and giving Alice blue hair.

Link to City Paper Pittsburgh article.

Measurements: 16 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches

Date: 2018

Medium: Hand painted and air brushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Alice Underground waiting for the L-train
       
     
Alice Underground waiting for the L-train

Floating above a black rabbit hole, our stoned blue haired Alice unravels while waiting for the L-train. A group unaware white rabbits commuters continue to text.

This stained glass panel is part of a series based on the illustrations of Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ Joseph updates the story by placing Alice in New York City in 2018, and giving Alice blue hair. Alice is under-whelmed and lost in consumer-land. This work was made during Cavalieri’s 10 week summer residency at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading Pennsylvania in 2018. This work is on exhibition at the POP gallery at 125 Lincoln Ave Suite 111, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Measurements: 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

Date: 2018

Medium: Hand painted and air brushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Ongoing Exhibition at Dixon Place Lounge
       
     
Ongoing Exhibition at Dixon Place Lounge

Cavalieri has an ongoing changing exhibition at the Lounge at Dixon Place at 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002, between Rivington and Delancey streets. 212 219-0736. Works are on display and for sale so the art is changing. The Lounge at Dixon Place is open to the public Monday-Thursday, 6pm to midnight; Fridays and Saturdays, 6pm – 1am. 

Glass Seurat Commission
       
     
Glass Seurat Commission

Read the blog on the making of this work. This commission is based on a conté crayon drawing by French post-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat (1859- 1891). The figure is an study of figure that was later used in Seurat's popular painting titled "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" (1884). This glass version is made of 20 double layered, fused glass panels, which are set into an existing back lit wall, between the kitchen and living space. The black areas of the glass has texture. 

Size:  5 x 4 feet (152 x 121 cm) 2016

Translated, produced and installed by Joseph Cavalieri.  
Private commission.

Jackie Commission
       
     
Jackie Commission

This commission honors Jacqueline “Jackie” Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. First Lady, fashion setter, leader of the historic preservation campaign to prevent demolition of historic buildings including New York’s Grand Central Terminal. This work celebrates the Chanel suits that she was know for elegantly popularizing in the 1960’s. The work is illuminated by natural light during the day, and LED at night, and is set into a hinged door to allow access to the window.  
2014
Height: 55 inches (140 cm)

4 Seasons Commission
       
     
4 Seasons Commission

This commission is set into a southern facing window of a home on Central Park West in Manhattan, just two blocks south of the Dakota. The client suggested the theme of the four seasons. The top panel shows 'winter', with a barren tree with hanging snowflakes, followed by a yellow panel representing 'spring', with a blossoming tree. Next is 'summer', with hanging sunglasses, and 'fall' with apples.

It is made using hand painted and silk-screened imagery that is kiln fired onto the surface of stained glass. The glass pieces are soldered together, and set into a stainless steel frame.

The work is illuminated by natural light during the day, and LED at night.
2015
Height: 72 inches (183 cm)

Gormenghast Commission
       
     
Gormenghast Commission

(detail) This commission is based on novels by Mervyn Peake and is made of kiln fired enamel on layered stained glass.

"The cats approaching the viewer, the trickling blood and the castle; always difficult to portray as it is famous for its non-specificity, are all given idiosyncratic and original treatment" – Sebastian Peake (Mervyn's son) June 2009

Height: 48 3/4 inches (124 cm)

Gormenghast Commission
       
     
Gormenghast Commission

This commission is based on novels by Mervyn Peake and is made of kiln fired enamel on layered stained glass.

"The cats approaching the viewer, the trickling blood and the castle; always difficult to portray as it is famous for its non-specificity, are all given idiosyncratic and original treatment" – Sebastian Peake (Mervyn's son) June 2009

Height: 48 3/4 inches (124 cm)

Paestum Appartamento Commission
       
     
Paestum Appartamento Commission

Paestum Appartamento” is a commission is based on frescos found in the ‘Tomb of the Diver’ in the temples at Paestum, Italy, south of Naples. The temples were built by ancient Greeks. I created a story before I made the work. The building is situated on a small island and it acts like a museum. Tiny visitors arrive by boat (bottom right), pay at the front desk, and tour the three stories of manly frescos.

28 wide x 31 inch tall stained glass window, 2018

History:
The tomb of the diver at Paestum is the finest known example of Greek wall painting of the fifth century, the very best period of Greek art. It also has some of the finest scenes of Greek homosexuality. It is a single tomb and was discovered in 1968 by Mario Napoli about a mile south of the town when he was exploring the cemeteries. It dates to around 480 BC – the date can be fixed fairly precisely by a Greek vase which was found in the tomb. Although a number of other and a number of painted tombs are known from Paestum – see the next page – they all date to the fourth and third century. The tomb of the diver is unique in being dated to the fifth century, the best period of Greek art. Indeed it is virtually unique as a wall painting of this period. There are some fragmentary examples in Turkey and there are of course the Etruscan tomb paintings, but the Tomb of the Diver, though showing some Etruscan influence, is basically Greek. The tomb contains five painted slabs. There are the two long walls of the tomb, the two shorter end walls, and the finest of all, the covering slap which shows the painting of the diver.

L’elephant, La Dame, et le Danseur Commission
       
     
L’elephant, La Dame, et le Danseur Commission

“The Elephant, the Lady and the Dancer”

Commission in private apartment in Seattle, Washington.

For this design I placed 3 Seattle icons in a Gothic setting with perspective and nature. The three icons are (from left to right) Seattle's famous elephant car wash, Lady Rainier, and a dancing clam and along with Ivar’s submarines, swimming through the sky. 

48 x 30 inches, hand painted and air brushed stained glass in a metal frame with LED lighting.

2018
 

Hulking Hulk Commission
       
     
Hulking Hulk Commission

Commission of the Incredible Hulk in action, changing from white to green. Hand painted and air brushed stained glass set in a metal frame with internal LED lighting.
12x20 inches, 2017.

Cinderella Commission
       
     
Cinderella Commission

(private commission) Magical characters of Cinderella, her fairy godmother and the magical pumpkin carriage come from an existing antique slide. They are combined on stage in front of an audience of muscle men. 

Medium: Hand painted and air-brushed enamels kiln fired on glass,
LED lights, wooden frame

Size: 23 x 23 x 2 1/2 inches (59 x 29 x 7 cm)

Date: 2015

Octagon House Commission
       
     
Octagon House Commission

(private commission) The Armour-Stiner House, a classical, elaborately detailed private home in Irvirngton, New York. This image of the house is from a 1882 photo, and was done as a private commission for the current owners of the home. 

Medium: Silk screened and air-brushed enamels kiln fired on glass,
LED lights, stainless steel frame

Size: 14 3/4 x 16 x 1 inches (38 x40 x 3 cm)

Date 2015

Earth Cross Commission
       
     
Earth Cross Commission

This commission illustrates Cavalieri is interested in agriculture on other planets. He interview Italian scientist Stefano Mancuso to see what type of plant would be first harvested on the moon. “When the time will come that we will move on (the) Moon, then we will build big special greenhouse able to maintain temperature and oxygen at level compatible with the life; at that moment, in principle, (it) will be possible to cultivate any plant, or at least the more efficient in producing biomass as maize.” says Mancuso.

In “Earth Cross” Joseph decides to show mature trees, representing a time past the introduction of maize, when plantings and construction are more developed, all seen through a religious porthole viewing mother earth. The rhythms of plants are in tune with tides, rainfall and the cycles of the heavens, even when they are living in that heaven.

2011, Height: 32 inches (81cm)

See video of this work here.

North, South & Home MTA Commission
       
     
North, South & Home MTA Commission

“North, South & Home” is an MTA Commission at Philipse Manor Station, Joseph completed in 2010. Each panel measures 33 x 42 inches (83 x 106 cm). Photo Credit: Veronica Sharon

The haiku reads:
A GENTLE HUDSON WHISTLE
BEGINS MY JOURNEY
NORTH AND SOUTH AND HOME

About the image: The tree is a classic representation of family and community. This tree is mature, flowering and extremely healthy. Like a tree, a community has a multitude of branches and roots bringing together people of different backgrounds and ages. This tree also relates to the Metro North route, traveling north and south. At the base of the tree trunk is an outline in the shape of Philipsburg Manor. The border is inspired by dutch tile design, showing the Dutch history of the community, while the bottom semi circles represent the rolling hills of Westchester in the fall. This design connects the station to the natural environment.

PRODUCTION: Once my design was approved, the MTA Arts for Transit department developed a 'scope of work schedule.' Working with the manufacturer Willet Hauser Architectural Glass Inc. in Winona MN., a schedule was set, the design redrawn to exact measurements of the windows, and Willet Hauser started to create these designs to size. Faceted glass is about one inch thick and is cut by huge industrial glass saws. Between the glass pieces is black epoxy, which expands and contracts in different temperatures. Since this panel is outdoors and just feet away from the Hudson river, it needs to withstand temperatures range from over 100 degrees to under freezing.

INSTALLATION: When all 6 panels were complete in September 2009, the art was driven to the Philipse Manor station in Westchester, New York, and installed in the windows. In December 2009, the overpass was opened to the public.

TRIBUTE: Cavalieri dedicates this to parents, Catherine and John Cavalieri.

BACK STORY: “From the overpass you can see the Tappan Zee Bridge. My grandfather Stanislau Mosiello lived in Tarrytown and watched the bridge being built from the family’s kitchen window. My Uncle Toby would drive him down to the shore to watch the progress. Grandpa Mosiello was an avid walker and was excited for the day he would be able to walk the complete expanse of the bridge. The day before the bridge opened to the public in 1955, my grandfather passed away. Now my grandparents, parents and many aunts and uncles are buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. This is my personal homage to these relatives, a way of connecting their spirits to the Hudson River, and a tribute for people living in this graceful community as they travel north, south and home.”

(MTA video)

North, South & Home MTA Commission
       
     
North, South & Home MTA Commission

An night view of “North, South & Home”, an MTA Commission at Philipse Manor Station, Joseph completed in 2010. Each panel measures 33 x 42 inches (86 x 106 cm). Photo Credit: Veronica Sharon

The haiku reads:
A GENTLE HUDSON WHISTLE
BEGINS MY JOURNEY
NORTH AND SOUTH AND HOME

MTA Arts for Transit commissions public art that is seen by hundreds of thousands of city-dwellers as well as national and international visitors who use the New York City Transit, Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road, and Bridges & Tunnels. As the MTA rehabilitates subway and commuter rail stations through its Capital Program, it uses a portion of the funds to install permanent works of art. Arts for Transit’s projects create links to neighborhoods with art that echoes the architectural history and design context of the individual stations. Both well-established and emerging artists add to a growing collection of works created in the materials of the system -mosaic, ceramic, tile, bronze, steel and glass.

North, South & Home MTA Commission
       
     
North, South & Home MTA Commission

A GENTLE HUDSON WHISTLE
BEGINS MY JOURNEY
NORTH AND SOUTH AND HOME

Detail of one panel.

IL MOMENTO DELLA MORTE
       
     
IL MOMENTO DELLA MORTE

IL MOMENTO DELLA MORTE (The Moment of Death) started the “Missing Episode” series. It shows Joseph’s fascination for renaissance architecture, cartoon characters, multi headed birds and death.

Purchased by a Simpson's writer and currently hanging in the Los Angeles offices where the Simpsons are created.

Shown in Cavalieri's solo show at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston (2014) “...stained glass is dark and achingly funny.”
--Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, August 2009

Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder

24 1/2 x 34 1/8 x 2 inches (62.5 x 86.6 x 5 cm)

2009

Private collection.

Il Momento della Morte
       
     
Il Momento della Morte

Detail

“My frame maker stopped by and saw this work on my worktable and said ‘You are going straight to hell!‘“.

This work was created to show the emotions Americans were suffering after the 2008 housing bust.

Private collection.

The Maid
       
     
The Maid

Number 6 in the Simpson’s “Missing Episode” series. Cavalieri adds a final chapter to this La Fontaine’s fable (The Maid).

The original story starts with a fair maiden looking at herself in the mirror all day. When she meets men, they are simply not up to her standard. Time passes until she finds a wrinkle while looking in the mirror. She immediately leaves her home and meets the town cripple, and marries him. Cavalieri updates this story by adding another chapter where Mr. Burns kidnaps the cripple Holmer, kills Marge and takes her place as beauty queen.

Shown in Cavalieri's solo show at the the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston (2014) “...stained glass is dark and achingly funny.”
--Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, August 2009

Medium Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder

Size 24 1/2 x 34 1/8 x 2 inches (62.5 x 86.6 x 5 cm)

Date 2009

Private collection, purchased by director Morgan Spurlock

LA REINCARNAZIONE DI MAGGIE
       
     
LA REINCARNAZIONE DI MAGGIE

The Reincarnation of Maggie

Number 3 in the Simpson’s “Missing Episode” series. Eternally young and assassin of Mr. Burns, sweet Maggie is celebrated here, while Marge and Holmer become ghosts and 2 headed birds circle above.

Medium Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder

Size 24 1/4 x 34 1/8 x 2 inches
62.5 x 86.6 x 5 cm
2009

Private collection.

Funerale Di Un'Amica
       
     
Funerale Di Un'Amica

Funerale Di Un'Amica (Funeral for a Friend). This depicts Marge's death.

Purchased by a 2nd Simpson's writer.

Shown in Cavalieri's solo show at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston (2014) “...stained glass is dark and achingly funny.”
--Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, August 2009

Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder

24 1/2 x 34 1/8 x 2 inches (62.5 x 86.6 x 5 cm)
2009
Private collection.

La Crocifissione La Moe
       
     
La Crocifissione La Moe

(Private collection)

The Crucifixion of Moe

Exhibited along with a work of Lunch lady Doris and Rainier Wolfcastle. 

The inimitable Joseph Cavalieri is back with three more haunting, bizarre, and downright fucking amazing stained glass panels featuring Simpsons characters.  The three form a coherent set, with Rainier Wolfcastle on one side, Lunch lady Doris on the other, and a oversize Jesus-Moe crucified in the middle.”
--Dead Homer Society website

Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder

24 1/2 x 34 1/8 x 2 inches (62.5 x 86.6 x 5 cm)

2010

Lap 'O Luxury
       
     
Lap 'O Luxury

(Private collection)

In 2010 Cavalieri worked with illustrator Robert Crumb to produce a series of stained glass panels he named the "Crumb & Cavalieri". When Joseph asked permission to use Crumb's images, Robert agreed, for most, except for a few. In an email correspondence Robert Crumb wrote “The worst is the one of the guy punching the girl’s head down into her body... That one definitely has to go... Besides, no one will like it, it’s far too “misogynistic,” dude!”

Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder
19 x 27 x 2 inches (48.2 x 86.5 x 5 cm)
2010