18.12.07

glass fabric

On the Navy Pier in Chicago is a museum of stained glass. To walk through the pier is to walk through the museum; it is unavoidable. And that is a very good thing. The windows are amazing pieces, many from buildings that no longer stand in Chicago, and some from other places in the country.
One that I particularly liked is The Hollywood Angel, from a cemetery in Hollywood, CA, (um, yeah):

She looks very stern, eh? Like, "You think you're going WHERE?!"

Anyway, look at the feathers on her wing:

That's folded glass.
And look at this, her gown:

Glass layered to look like fabric. And then there's the "embroidered" edge; lead and glass that our eye knows is really a ribbon of some sort sewn on.

1 comment:

Kristin L said...

She's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.