Jason Hettel has been working continually on this project and making steady progress. He has just finished the medallions representing the six branches of service. I believe that these medallions are so complex that they together amount to greater then half of the effort involved in the entire window. Here are a few more shot showing the finishing steps in the six medallion and the beginning of the work on the figures that occupy the most of the window and dominate the composition. The imagery of the soldiers is a rather pixelated and I was not clear about how to accomplish the painting in vitreous paint. Jason suggested air-brush for this and it sounded doable, so I asked him to do a trial and, after viewing the trial, it was clear that the air-brush painting would work very well.
aniously, just as they will be in the finished window, we use melted beeswax, applied with an eyedropper. The hot wax effectively holds the hand-cut pieces on a large sheet of plate glass. A computer print-out of the window, layed underneath the plate glass, guides the palcement of the pieces.