There is something very moving about sitting in a church and experiencing the many layers of prayer - grief and joy, beginnings and endings, faith and belief; belonging and witnessing.
Indeed, “I am the Light” and “The Light of the World” are allegories for divine identity and purpose.
In this body of work, I have chosen to capture light in an orb or enclosure to further echo the sense of holding something precious yet ethereal. I have also brought in elements of gilding /golden light and fragments of colour, spilling through stained glass windows onto stone.
I was also captivated by the effect of movement outside (a figure walking by; wind blowing through trees) on stained glass as viewed from within. It almost adds a film-like, animation flicker - spooky!
I know that somewhere (unless it was lost in the Great Laptop Disaster of 2017) I have better images of stained glass light bleeding onto stone ... but look how the light can make things look bleached out or smokey -
I love the extreme vividness of colour given a boot of light coming through - amazing - and the jumble of paint remnants on scrapers have a similar fragmenty-vitality here ...
This is my favourite - that blur of green on stone ... is it real or imagined? Honestly - that is light and not a scribble!