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Stained glass artist Judith Schaechter uses a medium known for beauty and associated with religious subjects to view some very dark and abject subjects. Not what people expect stained glass to be. LIght, color, beauty recontextualized.

Roman ribbed glass bowl. Early Imperial, 1st–3rd quarter of 1st century CE

Roman ribbed glass bowl. Early Imperial, 1st–3rd quarter of 1st century CE

Painted in grisaille and silver stain vitreous paint. Prophet from a Throne of Solomon, ca. 1390-1410. French or South Netherlandish. Made in Bourges or Burgundy. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1995

Painted in grisaille and silver stain vitreous paint. Prophet from a Throne of Solomon, ca. 1390-1410. French or South Netherlandish. Made in Bourges or Burgundy. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1995

Glass Bowl  --  1st Half 1st Century CE  --  Roman, Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian  --  Metropolitan Museum of Art

Glass Bowl -- 1st Half 1st Century CE -- Roman, Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian -- Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dog Roses - The Annunciation Window by Paul Quail, 1980. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Dog Roses - The Annunciation Window by Paul Quail, 1980. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Buscot West window grapevine William morris -25 http://www.bwthornton.co.uk/a-midsummer-mouse.php

Buscot West window grapevine William morris -25 http://www.bwthornton.co.uk/a-midsummer-mouse.php

Red House (a Grade I Listed Building), Bexleyheath ~ Detail from one of the Stain Glass Windows in the Ground-Floor Corridor

Red House (a Grade I Listed Building), Bexleyheath ~ Detail from one of the Stain Glass Windows in the Ground-Floor Corridor

Judith Schaechter work in progress

Judith Schaechter work in progress