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Lacey Miller

The intention of using stained glass, rather than the tiny window of times before, was, in my eyes, a means of changing medium for decoration purposes. Though extremely decorative they also functioned as a way to access natural light. The structure of the churches inevitably had to change to accommodate larger windows, and paintings became more scarce, as they had a new art form to revel in. There is an inevitable tie to light being a representation of divinity, but I also believe it involves quite a bit of artist exploration and play. The attendees of churches adorned with stained glass likely had a more heavenly uplifting experience.