Born in Melbourne, Helen Fawell arrived in Burringbar, northern NSW, in 1980. Her lead lighting career began in 1984 when she took over the position of her leadlight teacher at Murwillumbah Adult Education.
Between 1987 and 2001 Helen joined her colleagues at the Byron Bay Stained Glass Works continuing to teach through the studio and Byron/Mullumbimby Adult Ed.
Over the last thirty years she has created many leadlight pieces which remain features in private homes and public buildings throughout the country.
Centre bottom is a figure, legs and arms outstretched. The open arms of the community showing generosity, inclusion and thankfulness.
The arms and legs continue into other bodies. These bodies become a cube, a unit, building blocks.
Bottom left and top right are water droplets, life source, rain above us and groundwater beneath our feet.
Below centre are mountains, our country, in front of which is water with the hills reflected.
Above these the peace symbol is radiating. Pendulums represent time. This is the world to which we aspire, reaching ever upward and out.
TYPES OF GLASS TO BE USED
The new window will be made in medium to pale shades of blue, aqua, pink, green and gold, complementing the existing lead lights in the building. Clear glass will also be incorporated to maximise the incoming light and complement the pale shades. Faceted glass jewels and bevelled edges along with a wide range and variety of textures will add highlights and sparkle to this creation.
A project of The Federal School of Arts Association Inc.
Church Window Competition
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