9cm diameter, 22.5ct gold leaf and egg tempera on Kelmscott vellum; with rubies, citrines and opals
I often find rose windows most fascinating, even if there are theological narratives embedded in the stained glass detail, the spectator often gets overwhelmed by the arrays of light and colours defined by the lace-like pattern, hence setting my visual sensations racing rather than succumbing to rational contemplation.
I particularly enjoy working with combined raised and flat gilding. Raised elements play off the shapes of the gems on the surface, making the light shimmer on and through the stones, giving it that dazzling effect rose windows give. I am happy.