Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stretched grid

Jude made a comment on my last post about stretching grids - and that suddenly awakened a memory: Shirazeh Houshiary's east window for the church of St Martin in the Fields in London.  There are several photos of the window on her website, under site-specific works. This pic. is from there.
It is just such a simply beautiful, appropriate work which says so much with so little - and yet leaves room for pondering and ambiguity.  Speaking of which, there is also an interesting TateShots video of her talking about her work here (not about grids).
Indeed, I was only thinking about this artist this morning over breakfast as I read about her sculpture in the latest Sculpture magazine.

4 comments:

  1. What a wonderfully unexpected church window - beautiful yet perplexing - amazing!

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  2. You could also try looking up the Conques windows by Pierre Soulages in France: http://www.tourisme-conques.fr/en/histoire-patrimoine/eglise-abbatiale/vitraux-soulages.php

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  3. I need to visit the church again, as this window is amazing indeed.

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