Photographer's Note

The purpose of stained glass
The primary purpose in making stained glass windows was to provide an expression of faith, a desire to beautify the house of God. And in general, whatever its setting, the art has discernibly more power if it has something important to say. In the later Middle Ages, windows were sometimes commissioned as a way of buying one’s ticket to heaven or, in more recent times, they were often made to commemorate a notable person or group from the community. In every case though the glass is closely linked both to its architectural setting and to the light of the sky beyond.

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