With these windows we where aiming to encapsulate the movement and colour of Angothra's. But also to tell the story of a person looking out through the branches and seeing the horizon. The devil is the detail with these windows, when the light hits the white glass the glass shines gold; which we believe creates a realistic effect of looking at these beautiful Australian Trees.
These windows live in the Blue Mountains, Wentworthfalls in a home surrounded by such trees. We believe its a perfect fit.
Close up of gumnuts
Eucalyptus tree leadlight 1
eucalyptus leadlight window2
close up of "Wiggly branch"
An example of a very traditional Victorian display.
"What i am after above all is Expressionism" - Matisse.
These windows are made with the intention to mix a-couple of styles; German Bauhaus; the lines of German cinema alongside the movement of Futurists paintings and the colour of the American Abstract Expressionism. They are about playing with space in a different way, there are no borders to distract the flow of the composition. To pay homage to movements mentioned above, composition and colour is used as a tool to re-enforce a wholeness through perfect asymmetry. This design style fits neatly into to contemporary Architecture and Interior design.
Kirby Sharrock studied Painting at Sydney College of the Arts and transitioned into Glass work creating a unique and painterly style within a fixed medium.
This window is inspired by my love of the past and an urge to place it in the contemporary.
Australia has strong roots in colonial Architecture. Big houses with sweeping veranda's, cool high ceilings, salient windows, rich burgendy's and forest greens, think classic Australian "Australia" with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman and "Dogs in space".
Federation fanlight 'sun design''
Autumn Pear Tree
Very proud of this window. Done for a family in Armidale who own a Pear farm.
Federation House Names
This is an example of really popular design that is found on the entrance to a home, The word being remnant of the early names of houses and highlights the antiquity of a Federation home.
Federation windows are characterised by swirly florals, often symmetrical and gentle.
Art Deco "Style moderne" Set in the pre-war era of 1930's. The style is characterised by groupings of squares and triangles, a design choice used to metaphorically express the paradoxical ideals of Facism and Communism whilst promoting a common manifesto of society working together as a single unit.
This is a Logo designed by Alexis Withers and brought to life by us. photo taken by Madeline Young. https://www.alexiseclectic.com/our-story.html
Geometrics, is such a huge part of leadlight windows and is highlighted in art deco windows with the glass used. This sheet of glass, made by a funny old man in a factory at the turn of the century adds another layer of geometry ontop of a jagged over-layered design
This was a severely broken Art Deco door we repaired.