Featuring the work of:
wood block prints
hand spun weaving
Dark Ages Re-creation Company
& Steve White
painting & drawing
Catherine VamVakas Lay
Reflections Glass Studio
RR 3, Lucknow, ON
Brigitte Wolf has been working in stained glass for over 20 years. Her
work is primarily flat glass, intended for private and public spaces,
enhanced with sandblasting and glass painting. A resident of Huron County,
her work is available at local galleries and at the Canadian Clay and
Glass Gallery in Waterloo.
“ Traditional stained glass achieves much of its effect through
the transmission of light. The mood of a piece changes with the light
coming through it and it is this mysterious element which is the most
challenging for an artist to learn to work with. Marc Chagall, who was
both a painter and renowned glass artist, once said that “Colour
carries the emotional content of a work of art.”
Colour and Light.
The twin elements which enliven glass.
Line and Form.
The bones that give structure to colour and light.
Always, in my work, there has been a desire to balance a traditional visual
vocabulary with a modern sensibility. “
Stained glass with painted details, steel frame
Stained glass, sandblasting, steel frame
These two panels are both inspired by the idea of death as a passageway,
as a transition from the state of being to one of non-being. PORTAL,
in particular, tries to express this fundamental duality. In both
cases, I have used an absolutely minimalist colour pallete to express
the austerity, the starkness of our confrontation with mortality.
The red, of course, refers to our life blood.
“Out of the Past – Battersea Shield II”
Stained glass, sandblasting, wood frame
The Battersea Shield is a well known Celtic artifact from the Bronze
Age. It was probably ritually buried in the Thames River, London,
perhaps in honour of the river gods. It was not in fact a grave
good, an item buried with the dead, but I have resurrected it here
as an homage to those who have gone before. The panel also reminds
one a little of a grave marker or standing stone.