This religious stained
artwork, titled "Madonna
is a fresh rendition of an old and venerated icon of Christianity. As I
usually do with themes that I think are too-often used in religious
stained glass, I tried to create an altogether new way of looking at
this subject. I am very pleased with the way this artwork turned out,
and I am glad to offer it for sale here on the Internet. The actual
artwork is being displayed at a gallery in Denver that specializes in
spiritual and religious art, and it is receiving wonderful feedback, so
they tell me.
I also offer this as an
what I am
capable of for those who may be looking at my web site in an effort to
find a stained glass artist to design and create windows or other
artworks for a church or temple. I like doing religious commissions
because there is always a lot of research and learning involved, and I
would relish the opportunity to do more liturgical stained glass art.
Unfortunately, my decision to work alone on most projects has kept me
from obtaining many of the religious commissions that I have applied
for. I think this is generally because the typical church or temple art
committee thinks it would be too great a risk to engage a lone artisan
rather than a large stained glass studio employing many workers.
Actually, the risk is relatively small because  my long experience
with this medium has allowed me to become on of the fastest stained
glass artisans I have ever known,  I have and would again employ
other skilled artisans if a commission was too big for me to handle
myself, and  I would never take on a commission that was clearly
beyond my capabilities. I think all of this is given credence by the
very large chapel I did for the U.S. Air Force in 2005. If you missed
it, that artwork can be seen here.
All of the glass used in
artwork is English Muffle, a cathedral glass with a definitive texture
that comes in many colors. The uniformity of texture and translucency
is significant in making this artwork a real eye-catcher. I used 5/32"
lead came throughout this artwork, and all of the lead and solder have
been patinaed a charcoal gray.
The three panels of this
artwork are framed in a custom made walnut frames. They are joined
together with small antique brass hinges on the front side of the
artwork. The artwork must be taken apart whenever it has to be
transported any great distance, but assembly is easy and takes only
about 5 minutes. Ideally, I think this artwork should sit on a table or
other raised platform.
Overall size is 58" wide
tall, although it is only about 50-52" wide when the side panels are
set at an angle, which enables the artwork to stand up. The price for
this unique piece of religious stained glass is $3500.00. Contact me
for a quote that includes shipping.