All of our designs are original and site-specific. The first intent of stained glass in a religous setting is to teach. We like to integrate content and symbolism in our designs, often getting inspiration from Jewish texts and Rabbinical insights. We think of our designs as visual Midrash. The Rabbi or the committee may suggest a theme and then we go to work, drawing upon our own interpretation as well traditional ideas and associations.
In addition to teaching, we are thinking about the intuitive impact of the project in a sacred space. It is necessary for the work to create in the viewer a state of mind conducive to worship.
We will prepare an initial design for the committee and then submit it to a process of collaboration, during which we revise, rethink and re-frame until we arrive at a concept and drawing which satisfies everyone.