I recently attended the joint conference of the Stained Glass Association and the Glass Guild of America in San Antonio, Texas. We held an auction of small panels to raise scholarship money for artists working in stained glass. This was my submission.
Rupert Brooke was a British WWI poet who died in the war at the age of 27. Everyone swooned over him when he was alive, and dying made him tragically immortal. I came across his picture in a photography book way back in college and was smitten. So, thirty years later, looking for a portrait to replicate, I figured I’d revisit his image.
The portrait is hand painted and fired onto the glass. It is surrounded by river stone shaped fragments of old stained glass windows, with a graduated blue background of mouthblown glass. The borders are cut from typography from old dedication plates.
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