If you come to this page for the first time and see the announcement about the videos. It is just a youtube link.
I made a video in a house in Caithness using 4 bagpipe melodies transposed into colour. I have developed a system based on frequencies that allow me to transpose any music. Bagpipes have only 9 notes and there are no gaps, therefor the stripes.
This video follows the building of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral in Kericho, Kenya. I pulled together around 8 years of video material to create this video.
I have made windows for three facades for this former Anglican Cathedral in Shanghai. Although I filmed the making of quite a lot of the window, I followed the making of the two small windows, the rose windows to illustrate how such a complex work is produced.
Two window panels made in the !980"s for the iconic Cafe Gandolfi in Glasgow. These windows made early in my career are still valued and loved. When I am in Glasgow, I always go there, usually for breakfast.
One of the most complex windows ever made, I have made one of the others. Intense acid etching and glasspainting, this window was commissioned by a Japanese client for a house in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Derek and I have known each other for many years now. He is a glass artist and educator and he had this lovely concept of interviewing glass artists of this era, which is a great idea. This was our interview.
I spent a month at the Bullseye Glass factory and studio in 2019. It was a great experience. I experimented mostly on how to turn my music - colour concept into glass.
It took me about three weeks to figure it out to the level here shown. The result was the "Pipes in Stripes" window seen above.
my friend Wolfgang Groh filmed this.
The dome, since then has been kept safe in crates with the hope of being installed again in Glasgow sometime.
This is a video I edited about 5 years ago. My friend Wolfgang Groh filmed the windows in the synagogue, and much more of that time, but we never got around to editing the material. At the time, we had no idea that soon afterwards the synagogue would close and all the windows removed and re-located into Giffnock Synagogue. Most poignant here is the removal of the dome. This was the last time it was seen. It is currently in crates with the hope that one day it will be installed in a suitable location.