starry glass

i love stained glass windows

& was mesmerized by the one in this story

on cbs sunday morning

the eldridge street synagogue in nyc’s lower east side

commissioned avant-garde artist kiki smith & architect deborah gans

to bring a modern design to the synagogue’s east window

during it’s 24 year restoration project.

the blue-and-gold galaxy of stars was inspired

by motifs from the synagogue’s existing 125-year-old Victorian architecture.

The 16-foot circular window is the focal point of the sanctuary…

the six point star is the focus of the design

& each of the six  points swirl outward from the star

which is surrounded by more than 12,000 panes

of crystal blue glass sprinkled with tiny gold stars…

breathtaking.

See how the window was meticulously created:  here

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