Ellen Mandelbaum


Inner Windows

A NEW TECHNIQUE! Stained glass is notoriously difficult to exhibit in a gallery or indoor setting. To show off its beauty, stained glass needs transmitted light. Best is a window to the outside world, which many galleries, or even homes, don’t have. Continually challenged to address this condition, I finally invented a new solution: stained glass in front of a watercolor with a space in between so light can get through! These ‘Inner Windows’ as I call them, are set in a deep frame so the painting on the stained glass plays off against the soft watercolor painting in the background. Finally, an option for galleries and homeowners alike to display beautiful stained glass in settings without natural available light.