This morning... my "voice" will be silenced... in order that a major "happening" can be properly celebrated on its own merits. Your eyes and hearts are the only thing necessary to grasp the larger and fuller meaning of what
I have just said. It is not my accomplishment to be celebrated this
Smorning... it is with great joy and admiration that I offer to my friends this very singular and outstanding achievement which belongs to my wife and partner Deb. Her humility is somewhat of a drawback most of the time. She seldom asks for the kind of reassurance and back-slapping that most of us seek out. She simply... cuts... grinds and assembles her glass... piece-by-piece... until the likes of this grand church window commission looms before you. IT is then... at that moment... that you come to understand... that "silence... can indeed... be golden."
I salute "You" Dear Heart... as your husband... your greatest admirer perhaps... but as well as someone who respects only good Art... "Art" completed with passion and with great humility. Those are the key ingredients which separate you from the makers of "sun catchers"... from someone else's patterns and ideas! I am proud to share my life... my time... and my dreams with You!
Love "You"... "to the moon and back"... and Forever!
This window was commissioned by a family Rockport's "Summer People" who hail from South Carolina. This entire family have attended The Church of the Redeemer Anglican Church in Rockport for over fifty summers and are an intricate part of the beautiful-turn-of-the-century small parish church. The father of this remarkable family actually was a minister and regularly conducted Sunday Services at the church.
Sadly... he was suddenly stricken and passed away leaving a huge, empty space in an otherwise idyllic summer lives of his family. His wife and daughter approached Deb last summer... having admired her stained glass artisanship and asked if she might consider the task of undertake the creating a memorial stained glass window in honour of the husband... father and family. It would then be a record of their joy and fifty year presence in this church and their beloved Thousand Island summer retreat.
The window will be dedicated when they return in the early summer. It will stand as a monument and testimony to their lengthy presence for certain. It will as well give testimony to the humble, but gifted presence of the window's creator... Rockport "newbie"... Deborah Lynn Price-Sherman!
I am deeply blessed on this day... to share her remarkable journey! "She"... is definitely... in my humble opinion... "A Cut Above"... the rest!