In a world where women are still judged for their looks and not their achievements we wanted to create a series of portraits of women in stained glass. These women have excelled in male dominated areas or have stood up and made their voices heard. When light shines through stained glass it gives it presence and power, you feel in awe, and we want this emotion to resonate with the viewer when thinking about these women.
Dr Jane Goodall is the first of this series. We began with the sciences and hers was the first name we thought of. She is a woman who has inspired us since we were children. We started by finding quotes that showed her struggle, humility, wisdom and intelligence. We then created her portrait using the copper foil technique of stained glass and we used ceramic decals for the imagery. The piece is framed and is backlit with LED lights.