The 'Literature Windows' I & II


"The 'Literature Windows' possess the musical qualities of their gothic architectural antecedents, the five perpendicular lights creating rhythm within rhythm. The twenty iterations, however, pitch measure and interval against a more runaway tempo, re-multiplied in the columns of découpage text. These are themselves open-ended; famous first pages from Death in Venice, The Great Gatsby, Brave New World, leave us mid-sentence. The slim mullions and foliate mouldings also, at times, turn from stone to writing as their ink outlines falter, doodle, fly off. Medieval canon becomes modern jazz." – Carol Jacobi, Curator of British Art at Tate Britain, from The Journal of Stained Glass Vol. XXXIV, 2011.