Ann and I visited New York a few years ago. One of the draws was to see ‘in the glass’ Louis Tiffany’s work. For most of our married life we’ve had a 4’x2′ poster of on of his pieces, with ‘The New American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’ written boldly along the bottom.
After visiting the Guggenheim, across the road we went and worked our way around to our appointed destination.
Alas! The New American Wing was being refurbished. We would have to come back in a few year’s time! Oh no!
However, there it was – one of the few items left out to still be seen. We almost missed it – because the actual glass is probably 8″x16.” We weren’t sure if this was possible – and yet there it was, in all its very familiar detail, just miniature!
There was one other surprise too. It was mounted so you could see the back. We haven’t a photo of that, but it was like a collection of broken fused glass, all sticking out and mis-shapen! Supporting and making the front appear so stunning.
It wasn’t the appointment we planned, but make no mistake it was no disappointing encounter.
Encounters with Jesus could be said to have all these elements too. Not what we expected; quite a lot of rough; delight in detail you miss if you don’t stop;
There isn’t a full stop – I invite you to add your own applications…