Last weekend we visited the Church of the Incarnation in Manhattan. On the north wall is the Victory Over Death window, created by Tiffany Glass Company lead designer, Frederick Wilson. I found myself directly in front of Martha's robe, made of amber-colored drapery glass. Before I even knew what I was doing, I softly and very quickly touched the surface and then felt incredibly guilty for doing so. I took this picture to remember how this one tiny detail thoroughly took my breath away. Though warm in color it was cool to the touch, and it felt wrinkled and heavy, like damp fabric frozen in time. Stepping back to take in the entire window, the light worked its wonder to make Wilson's artistry come alive.
The art of light inspires, and its play with color captivates. Light's transforming quality fascinates, especially when it is captured by gemstones and antique stained glass that glow from within...
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Al is skilled in the arts of goldsmithing, diamond setting and jewelry designing, and all of the jewelry here, except for mixed media, is Al's - - all meticulously done by Al, no outside assistance. Although there are a few collaborative designs with his wife Caroline, and there are her occasional oohs and ahs and what-if questions. Well, maybe a little more often than that! Most of the photography is done by Caroline, and she designs and handmakes mixed media art jewelry.
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Stained Glass Association of America
The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stained and Leaded Glass
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows
Metropolitan Museum's Gallery devoted to the Works of Louis Comfort Tiffany
Corning Museum of Glass
Museum of Glass
The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
The Blenko Museum
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