Edinburgh: City Chambers, Stairs

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Scottish Enlightenment

Window of four panels set into a four paned casement window.

This window is of an abstract geometetrical design drawing ‘inspiration from the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th Century, when there was a flowering of architectural, intellectual, scientific and cultural ideas. The design combines drawings, original engravings and plans, some from the Royal Botanic Garden, with contemporary writings, including lines from Burns celebrating Nature as muse. The inclusion of the thistle is a continuation of the original early 20th century brief.’ (bridgetjonesglass.co.uk)

“‘O Nature! a’thy shews an’forms
To feeling, pensive hearts hae charms!
Whether the summer kindly warms,
Wi’life an’light;
Or winter howls, in gusty storms,
The lang, dark night!”

From Lines to William Simson by Robert Burns

Bridget Jones- (____-) was born in Glasgow. Jones studied Zoology at Edinburgh University and Leicester University before undertaking study in Glass at Sunderland. She set up her own studio in Newcastle in 1988. Her studio is currently based in rural Northumberland.


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Who: Bridget Jones (Artist/Designer)
Where: High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
When: 2008 (installed)
Jul-12 (photograph taken)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-774-017-C
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Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Subject/Keywords: abstract, modern, glass art, etching, botanical gardens, Rabbie Burns
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez