Our stained-glass art window was designed for Don Heights Unitarian Congregation (thanks to the ‘Furnish and Finish Committee’). Tom Smylie, Toronto-based stained glass artist and musician created his design incorporating our vision representing a membership that is democratic, sociable, life-affirming and optimistic. The stained glass colours are light and animated; the forms flowing and organic.
The piece is somewhat abstract, but suggests the heads and arms of people in active, colourful close-ups, reaching out to each other. Three smaller windows have been rescued from the confines of a closet and will be hung along with new pieces by member Emily Lister.
Our southeast window admits morning sunlight and casts a second colourful but diffused image onto the floor of our meeting space – both a puzzle and a delight to viewers.
Tom along with his brother, have their own company, The Glass Studio, and continue to craft custom glass art which can be viewed at http://www.theglassstudio.ca/.
Artist Tom Smylie at the dedication ceremony for Don Heights Stained Glass Window