The objective was to tone down the amount of sunlight coming through this south facing transom on sunny days while maintaining a warm feeling on overcast days. The client specifically requested that the window treatment contain some imagery "from nature" as well as a dove and a cross.
Do to the large size, 9' 7" wide x 3' tall , I decided break up the design into several panels that I could fire in my 3' x 4' kiln. I chose to laminate multiple layers amber glass to get a color density that would tone down the bright light yet still have a warm glow on a gray rainy day. There are several arched transom on the north wall that have a linear design element consisting of an arc with several radiating lines. I decided to carry that design element over to the new window and use those lines to hide the seams between my individual panels.
The imagery is hand painted with vitreous enamels that are kiln fired into laminated sheets of colored translucent glass.