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St Giles Church, Medbourne

 

Artist's Statement

“The Maker of Heaven & Earth”

This design is characterised by its use of clear handmade antique glass in the background areas, balanced by the sparing use of intense colour to accentuate the details within the central section of the window. The theme of Creation is at the heart of the design, using Psalm 115 verse 15 and 16 as my inspiration.

May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth.
The highest heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth he has given to man.

The design has been arranged to harmonise with the adjacent windows in the church. These original windows are fabricated in a particular pattern, and the new design echoes these diagonal lines and continues the theme. The external wrought iron ferramenta bars have been incorporated into the design.

The central section of the design contains a Dove with a fiery Sun motif, representing the Spirit of God, referencing Genesis Ch1 v 2 and 3 “ Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said “Let there be light” and there was light.”

Below the Dove is an abstracted drawing of corn sheaves, with an abundance of fruits and flowers, to represent the fullness of creation. To the left and right of the sheaves are sheep and a horse. Below is the packhorse bridge with St Giles Church behind, and the tributary of the River Welland which runs past the church replete with small swimming fish.

The central cross runs throughout the design and expands into the adjacent side panels, and reached to the top of the design. Rooks can be seen flying through the evening sky at the top of the design, a sight very familiar to the residents of the village

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