Drapery Glass - The fusion of old world goldsmithing with modern design
 

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.

Lisa
7/24/2008 21:23:10

Drapery, in any art form, is one of the most difficult things to capture successfully. In stained glass, I consider it an absolute miracle. This is lovely. Thank you as always for sharing.

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