A Window to Architecture

 A Window to Architecture

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Abstract two-light window. A cross, consisting of pebbles, is set across the two lights with a circle at the centre, interlocking with a square and a triangle.

technique: stained glass
size: 3500 x 1600 cm [approx]
artist: Helen Whittaker

Church of All Saints, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
north wall of the nave

Given in memory of the architect Dale Owen and his son Jason. Aspects of the window are inspired by Dale Owen's work as an architect.

The circle at the centre of the window contains the text 'For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God' (Hebrews 3:4), The Heavenly City is represented by the Great Hall of Aberystwyth University, with its campanile bell tower, which was designed by Dale Owen.

The architectural work is emblematic of the Heavenly Jerusalem, 'the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God' (Hebrews 11:10). Further biblical references to Revelation are implied in the blue background, the clear water of life (Revelation 22:1).

Further description of the window and images can be found on the artist's website.


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Further reading

'Portfolio of New Work by Fellows and Associates 2018' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xlii (2018), p. 92.

View this object on the Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue

 A Window to Architecture

Photo © Barley Studio

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