"Thanksgiving For New Life" Butterfly Window

To honor a child with disabilities and thank a school for the progress he had made, parents commissioned us to make this window for the reception area of what was then known as the Crippled Children's Hospital and School in Sioux Falls SD. They intended their donation to inspire hope in other parents and children. The window pictures a Monarch butterfly newly emerged from a cocoon, a symbol of new life. Made entirely of English streaky and German mouth-blown glass, the window makes good use of varying characteristics of "antique" glass such as striations in some glasses and seediness in others. We used traditional lead technique to fabricate this window in two sections which fit together when installed.

Dimensions: 33" x 62.5"

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