This piece is only the second stained glass work I've created. It was very challenging to realize but satisfying. I work in other media but had wanted to move beyond glass mosaics and fused glass and enameling to cutting and assembling glass with a theme in mind. Ephesians 6:10-20 gave me such a focus.
Often times I feel I need to personalize what I read in scripture. In this case I acknowledge I'm not actually out there in a battle as we might depict it in our imaginal space based on OT scripture, so I made a mirror segment where my face (or anyone gazing into the works face) would be mirrored. The constant is the shield and the sword and the form of a woman. I imagine Joan of Arc or some other warrior going into spiritual battle depicted by imagery - preparing for a physical battle as referred in Ephesians 6:10-20.
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