work probes the mysterious process by which light is transformed into
ideas and emotions. The desire is to balance a traditional visual
vocabulary with a modern sensibility.
a glass artist, Brigitte is fascinated by the possibilities of
quilt designs. Quilting and stained
glass have a certain similarity in that both cut and piece material
together, but the materials –one hard, the other soft—are very
different. Also unique to stained glass is the transparent quality
of the glass itself. The endless possibilities of shifting geometric
patterning and the interplay of color was an area ripe for
started researching traditional and modern quilt designs, through
books, quilting stores and quilt shows. Some of the designs were clearly more suited to being made with fabric and did not
translate easily into glass. Other designs did. In trying to make
the panels suggestive of fabric, some of the glass has been painted
with motifs to mimic printed fabric.