From darkness… Virtually all that is left of extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau are distant chimneys from prisoner residence blocks and barbed wire.
This window is layers of glass to create the effect of spirits inhabiting the desolate landscape. It is created in the copper foil method of stained glass creation. The solder lines are treated with a black patina and polished. Three-dimensional barbed wire is created with copper core wire.
*From Darkness to Light*
In the fall of 2017, my husband Marty and I joined a group of congregants from Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen PA on a fascinating 2 week pilgrimage to Poland and Israel. The trip was designed to trace our roots and gain a deeper understanding for our history as Jews.
This collection of stained glass windows was inspired by that pilgrimage, both the deeply depressing images of concentration camps and uplifting images pointing us to a bright future. We begin with the darkness...