The Stained Glass Art of Judith Schaecter
May 16, 2005 5:46 PM   Subscribe

"My main interests are sex and death, with romance and violence the obvious runners up. I'm trying to be as cliche, sentimental, and decorative as possible." The Stained Glass Artwork of Judith Schaechter
posted by deafmute (15 comments total)
lovely and a great quote...thanks...
posted by es_de_bah at 6:44 PM on May 16, 2005

Hey! I know Judith Shaechter! She teaches at my very-soon-to-be-former college. I took one of her classes in the first semester of my freshman year. She's really very bright, energetic, cynical, and funny.
posted by Jon-o at 7:18 PM on May 16, 2005

I love the captions:

Google search "tentacle porn" for more info on this theme. --js
posted by carmen at 7:30 PM on May 16, 2005

Very cool. And with a sense of humour no less. Thanks for the link.
posted by DyRE at 8:38 PM on May 16, 2005

I discovered Ms Schaechter's work a few months ago, & am glad to see it mentioned here. I'd love to see these pieces in some warm, natural light one of these days.
posted by misteraitch at 1:42 AM on May 17, 2005

"The uncut sheets of colored glass are really seductive, awesome, and unarguably lovely things. Naturally, the temptation to cut and damage all that pristine beauty is too much for me to resist."

I know how she feels. I react this way when I see antique glass in museums. So exquisitely beautiful, so tempting to see it break.

Her work is fantastic though and I think I might love her.
posted by skarmj at 1:57 AM on May 17, 2005

Amazing—I'd love to see this stuff in person. I imagine images on a computer screen don't do it justice.
posted by grouse at 3:04 AM on May 17, 2005

Funny you should say that, Jon-o. The only reason I know about her is because a friend (a fibers major at uarts) had her for a teacher and showed this site to me. Small world.

The rest of the missioncreep site is pretty fantastic, and could easily warrant its own post.
posted by deafmute at 3:27 AM on May 17, 2005

The shapes and colours are interesting but I'm getting pretty tired of seeing this quasi-Marilyn Manson scary clown LETS KILL TV imagery everywhere.
posted by fire&wings at 4:28 AM on May 17, 2005

deafmute, I probably know your friend in fibers, too. Philly is a very small town that happens to be a big city. Everyone knows everyone here.
posted by Jon-o at 5:55 AM on May 17, 2005

[fixed carmen's link]
posted by jessamyn at 7:31 AM on May 17, 2005

I wandered into a show of her's a year or so ago here in NY. Haunted the crap out of me. Thanks for the link!
posted by lumpenprole at 8:07 AM on May 17, 2005

i took a stained glass course in 1982 and made my own abdominal creation.. basically a porn star much to the chagrin my instructor.. it stays hidden in storage.
posted by stbalbach at 9:01 AM on May 17, 2005

Those are breathtaking.
posted by raedyn at 10:30 AM on May 17, 2005

Excellent. Thank you.
posted by nj_subgenius at 3:58 AM on May 18, 2005

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