Stained Glass window, 'Wings of desire' Panel, Leaded, Portrait, 420x300mm (16.5x12inch)

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Stained Glass window, 'Wings of desire' Panel, Leaded, Portrait, 420x300mm (16.5x12inch)



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  • Materials: Glass, Stained Glass, Paint, Lamberts, Kiln Fired, lead, antique glass, 彩色玻璃, grisaille, gebrandschilderd, zeefdruk, glas, glas in lood

'Wings of desire' -

"When the child was a child, it walked with its arms swinging. It wanted the stream to be a river, the river a torrent, and this puddle to be the sea. When the child was a child, it didn't know it was a child. Everything was full of life, and all life was one. When the child was a child, it had no opinion about anything, no habits. It often sat cross-legged, took off running, had a cowlick in its hair, and didn't make faces when photographed." - Wings of desire

Hand Painted Satined Glass Panel , Leaded, Ready to Hang
(Kiln Fired glass + Hand-Painted Coloured Glass)
Measurements: 420 x 300 mm (16.5 x 12 inch) -
Two hooks are attached to make it easily hangable.


This panel is from my series of stained glass produced in 2016. The panel is inspired by one of the portraits of Harry Clarke. I have reinterpreted to add new meanings by incorporating my own visual symbolism. The main idea revolves around the female figure in connection with the tangible and symbolic 'butterfly' and the hand that is about to grasp it. The little roundels that are part of historical stained glass windows... and used for decoration in borders surrounding main images. These have been overlapped all over the image creating planet like shapes... a made up universe.

Note: To give an idea of the nearest possible colours, Pictures are taken on the light box as well as against natural light. Although camera doesn't always justify true beauty of stained glass which can only be experienced in flesh.

Measurements: 420 x 300 mm (16.5 x 12 inch) -


Contact for custom made stained glass. The quality of work is suitable for the antique lovers and for restoration and conservation stained glass work. Reproductions in Antique Gothic, Gothic Revival and Other Styles are also welcomed. `And, stained glass design, cartoon and/or painting services are also offered.

Please visit my shop to see more work. Many Thanks

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5 out of 5 stars

George 21 Jan, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

It is the most beautiful piece of stained glass I in my artistic way have seen outside of Chartres cathedral. To think that a lass in Britain has the artistry and creativity to render such an exquisite piece that I will love until I die. Thank you.

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Reviewed by Anonymous 01 Aug, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Something about this face just captivated me, and I knew I had to have "him" transforming the light into my home. And that's what these pieces do - transform light - as if conveying hopes and dreams. And who couldn't use a bit of that? The artistry is remarkable, singular, and dramatic. And the beauty of both subject and workmanship overwhelmed me, once again. An astonishing piece of glass art, museum quality. Thank you, again! You never fail to deliver....

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Katie Wood 25 Nov, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

stunning stained glass - so beautifully crafted

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Reviewed by Anonymous 15 Aug, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

A magnificent piece, museum quality and World Class in every detail. The expressive face has a depth seen mostly in works on canvas, but the luminous quality projects the soul. This is very much like Rafay logo, which Stained Glassical was kind enough to do for me...yet there are subtle, wondrous differences, which make it wholly unique. I've traveled broadly, seen old and new stained glass. I promise you, this is some of the finest currently in existence. Chicago is proud to have some rose windows made by the artist of this shop, but he will do even tiny pieces within your budget, so you can collect - perhaps assemble a window in time! My very highest recommendations!!!!

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