Stained Glass Design by Rosemarie Brown
Restoration work is the backbone of Stained Glass Design. Meticulous attention to detail, an artist eye for design, a love of history and the sense that history and art brings us all together.
A recent restoration project at a cathedral in St. Petersburg proved to be full of surprises.
A section of the cathedral was being remodeled to be used as a meeting area and there was a huge stained glass window that needed to be removed. The stained glass window had be donated by a favored patron and the people at the cathedral wanted the window restored so they could present back to the patron in appreciation.
Rosemarie was sent a box (a big box) and inside were numbered glass pieces...lots and lots of numbered glass pieces. The glass was very old and very dirty (in fact from the 1890's)and Rosemarie was told it was an image of Jesus. Her job was to reassembly and restore the piece. This is what it looked like: Do you see Jesus?
Rosemarie and her crew began to scrub and scrape and clean the glass just to have an idea of what this should look like. "It was like putting together a puzzle, but with no diagram", Rosemarie said.
Slowly and painstakingly, the work progressed.
The detail in the individual pieces was extraordinary. This piece is part of Jesus robe:
After weeks of work, Rosemarie finally uncovered Jesus face:
Here is the finished window:
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