EAST WINDOW, CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI, WEST WICKHAM, KENT.
This window holds a most prominent and ‘visual’ place in the building, behind the altar – the central focus of worship. In the previous situation, the stone tracery supported a very dilapidated experiment of a window installed in 1980. It comprises double glazed panels, shaped to fit the tracery, with the image of St Francis and some animals painted onto the glass in transparent colour. The ‘lead-lines’ are painted on, some possibly stuck on. Some of the painting was unfinished and, in other areas, paint was crazed or peeling away from the glass. All create a very unaesthetic situation.
Showing the previous installation