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GLOVER PRIZE 2012
The shearers’ quarters at the historic property of Cheshunt, in the Meander Valley, has stood deserted for many decades. The silence that now pervades belies its past.
The morning light catches a single pane of glass, part of a decaying window on the building’s eastern side.
It’s late Summer and the birds are enjoying the spoils of an excellent berry season. They often stop and rest above the window frame.
Along with the birds, the harsh Winters and warm Summers have made their marks on the glass. The result is a view that becomes more distorted and mysterious as each year passes.
A view that was once purely realistic has become a marriage of Impressionism and abstraction – an example of natural stained glass.