Monday, July 23, 2012

Light through Glass

Light through glass—the two elements complementing and completing each other.  An alchemy to something fine and transformative of the spirit as well.  Roman glass seems to have absorbed the light into itself over the aeons. Stained glass—glass colored with metallic salts— has radiated spiritual grace in churches and cathedrals since medieval times.  Light itself is holy, but in glass it is somehow utterly exalted.

image:  Christie B. Cochrell, Light through Glass


  1. And what a glass!
    Is really wonderful.
    You're right that the glass exalts the light; but I think also light makes that beautiful glass look even more beautiful!
    Nice picture!

  2. Thanks, Jay. My hundred-year-old catsup bottle...which sort of has that Roman glass look. (I doubt that the ancient Romans had catsup—just fish sauce!)