'Pyramid of Peace' sketchbook

Astana/Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan


Designs and studies from Brian's sketchbooks for the Pyramid of Peace and Accord/Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Kazakhstan. Initially, the doves were linear, worked out through sketchbook studies as leaded stained glass in pure medieval colour, but in the final designs Brian replaced drawing with his own photographs of doves, taken in Seville, rendered in a new kind of stained glass, with ceramic glaze clouds subtly worked into the composition so that the sky through the apex always appears blue and living.