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A Glass Lightshow


The true beauty of glass is captured when sunlight hits it just right. Its effect is fleeting, dynamic, and unpredictable, yet incredibly striking.


From a single star to a great cathedral window, glass depends on sunlight to cast its image on everything in its path. The glass's dynamic twin moves in step with the rising and setting sun to shrink and stretch the image’s colored pattern with varying intensity. Texture appears. Colors mix. Beautiful things happen.

The sun doesn’t always show up and that rarity is valuable.

Ending as quickly as it began, the light show leaves the viewer with mixed feelings of awe and loss. Perhaps because the image is so capricious and so volatile, we deem it to be so incredibly beautiful and desirable. The sun doesn’t always show up and that rarity is valuable.


-Photos and text by Laura Koss


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