Stained Glass Window at the MERL

Detail from a stained glass window depicting modern agriculture, Museum of English Rural Life, Reading, England, commissioned to commemorate the museum’s opening in 2005. Artist: Susan Moxley.

The Museum of English Rural Life includes a large stained glass window in its collection. Artist Susan Moxley produced the work in the context of the MERL’s opening at a new location in 2005. Moxley created the triangular-shape window to convey the essence of the museum and its collections – the farming life of the British Isles in a stylized and contemporary way.

The MERL blog, “The Stained Glass Window,” includes an interview with Moxley and details from the large window (measuring 4 x 3 meters, including this cockerel).

Thanks to the MERL for sharing this example of agriculture in glass.