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Stained Glass: The Refugee Mother

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In this figure, I see a Syrian mother with her child on their way across the Mediterranean and, at the same time, Mary with the newborn Jesus. In any case, is there really such a big difference?  The idea came to me while reflecting on how to make a more contemporary version of the Catholic madonna that is so often seen and asked for in stained glass work here in Latin America. 

“The Refugee Mother”
Stained glass with Grisaille incrusted in wood
17 x 43 cm
Åsa Maria Hermansson

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Stained glass: Swedish Birds

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How can stained glass take a step out of the church windows and away from the classical Tiffany lamps? That is the question that guides my glass work, and the mixed media “Swedish birds” is one of my answers. The stained glass wagtail, great tit and blue tit, three birds that are easy to spot outside my childhood window in Sweden, contrast against a piece of untreated tree trunk from Colombia. 

“Swedish Birds”
Mixed media. Stained glass and wood.
24 x 48 x 16 cm
Åsa Maria Hermansson