Shadow owes its life to light.
~an old saying
I am to provide the theme for our next quarterly challenge, and I choose Stained Glass Shadows. I love the saturated lights left on floors, walls, and benches in cathedrals by brilliantly lit stained glass windows and I wanted to make that my challenge.
Sometimes the colors play with what’s already there: think of the duality of jewel tones spilling ephemerally onto hard marble surfaces.
I like how sometimes they look like they’ve been through the Holi Festival of Colors, as if the surfaces had been doused in brightly colored chalks and powdery hues. Think of transparency and playing with color blending. Many edges on stained glass shadows are soft, blurring into the other colors.
While the opposite of light is dark, in shadows, the darkness is doubled down, softened, the shapes revealing as well as obscuring. A whole new conversation can happen with shadows.
Reveal date is August 1, 2017.
9 thoughts on “Four-in-Art Quarterly Challenge: Stained Glass Shadows”
I tried to post a couple pictures I took in the cathedral in Geneva (where Calvin preached) but wasn’t able to…oh well. The prisms are lovely.
So I happen to be doing some organizing and purging lately (partly inspired by an earlier post of yours.) and I painstakingly put a set of stained glass panels from my grandmother’s house on Craig’s list. I have been holding onto them for 10 years but have no where to put them. Just yesterday, I thought th pattern would make a nice quilt! Lol
This is a fantastic challenge. I look forward to seeing what is created!
Oh my, I cannot wait to see what your creative mojo does with this challenge. I love the way you pick the best inspirations and come up with excellent interpretations.
These pictures are just stunning–well done, Dave. I hope to visit there sometime too.
Great theme. I immediately thought of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia – the colours through the glass were some of my favourite things there.
Fabulous photography. If the quilting is half as beautiful, you’ll have a masterpiece!
Your husband has some great inspiration for you to work from. I’m partial to the photo with the tiles that look to be a square in a square block. Waiting with baited breath for your reveal.