Rock Face Windows
Both the hall and bathroom windows at the back of a Lake District house look out on to a rather imposing and somewhat oppressive rock face.
The designs were made to partially screen the view, yet reflect something of the nature of the rock and make more of the hardy vegetation growing out of the cracks and ledges. I wanted to try and capture something of the rhythm of the plant forms set against the cracks in the stone and allow for an interplay between what is on the surface of the glass and what can be seen through it.
Colours were chosen by the client to echo the natural hues with a preference for greens and the omission of browns. Most of the imagery was made by acid etching or fusing the glass.
To conserve heat, the bathroom window was encapsulated inside a double glazed unit, whereas the earlier hall panels have a secondary glazing fitted on the outside of the window frame.