Madonna and Child Religious Stained Glass Panel Original Design ByCoco
This Madonna and Child stained glass panel was designed as a prayer aid that reflects the depth and beauty of motherly love, which in turn leads us to ponder the many profound qualities of parental love. It will arrive complete with a product tag, a cup hook for hanging, and a 2-page item description citing the Bible passages that inspired me as I designed and created this piece of religious art. In my own motherhood, I have often turned to Mary for her example and intercession during times of struggle and times of joy. This religious piece of artwork is my way of sharing that blessing with you.
This stained glass panel measures 7-3/4" X 12-1/2" (not including the chain which adds approximately 5" to the hanging height). Made of blue, pink, amber, yellow and white semi-translucent wispy glass, this is an artistic statement piece with both translucent and reflective qualities. (It glows during the day when back-lit by sunlight passing through the glass, and at night when indoor lighting bounces off the surface of the glass its colors remain vibrant.)
The Artist's Vision:
The oval is oven used as a symbol of fertility, rebirth, and the complete cycle of life. I chose this as the overall shape for this religious piece of art to represent both the womb where we were created and God's generative love. Mary is depicted cherishing the infant Jesus swaddled in an extension of her own garments--just as we are enveloped and protected by God's love. The simplicity and easy flow of the lead lines in this artistic piece point to Mary's gentle tenderness and peaceful nature, drawing the viewer in and inviting them to imitate her attentiveness to and cooperation with God's will. This image of the Madonna and Child is a reminder that God's love is manifested through the incarnation of Jesus--His begotten son. In this piece, Mother and Child are locked in a gaze of mutual affection, serving as a visual cue to turn to Mary--to rejoice that she is our mother too; to accept her influence in our lives; and in grateful praise, to share our blessings with others. Whenever we look to Mary, she points us to her son who does whatever she asks of him. Just as Mary's life was full of parental worries, sorrows, and joys, so too are our lives as mothers (and fathers). Meditating on the way we love our children can reveal to us a lot about the way God loves each of us.
The colored art glass was hand cut then carefully ground to the exact shape. Copper foil was meticulously applied to the edges of each piece before they were fit and soldered together in the traditional Tiffany style. The lead came frame give the edges a smooth and polish look. The hanging hooks run the length of the seams in Mary's halo ensuring their structural integrity while discreetly extending out from the frame and blending into the lines of the design--making them virtually invisible when viewed from the front or back. Nickel jack chain was attached before the finished piece was cleaned, and polished.
I strive to create heirloom quality pieces that are affordable for everyday enjoyment and welcome custom orders. So if you would like this piece in a different color scheme, or if you would like a variation without halos--maybe for a new mom who is not religious--simply click on the "Contact Seller" button and make your request.
Thank you and enjoy!
First Item: $20.00
Additional Items: $12.50
When discussing custom work, I prefer to collaborate with my customers by phone, and then confirm the details through an email before proceeding. You'll have the opportunity to approve the design before I start and I'll post pictures of the finished piece before you purchase. I don't normally require a deposit for small projects that have a universal appeal. However depending on the size, level of personalization, and intricacy of a piece, I may ask for a deposit.
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