Judith Schaechter’s stained glass art work combines innovative variations of ancient techniques with contemporary themes of death, sex, violence and romance. Typically her narratives are brought to life by a cartoon-like female figure. In Hemophilia, a wide-eyed girl is centrally positioned with blood trickling from her veins. This imagery stimulates a variety of emotional responses. Audiences might be disturbed or perhaps feel a sense of reverence. The work’s title Hemophilia references a rare genetic disorder that prevents an individual’s blood from clotting.
glass, enamel, oil, copper foil, zinc
Measurements: height: 46.5 inches width: 25.5 inches depth: 6.5 inchesMuseum Purchase: Windgate Fund and Funds provided by Rick and Dana Davis, DAVIS STEEL & IRON 2005.34
Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN