- Category: The Botanical Center
- Published: Sunday, 13 February 2011 19:16
- Written by George Freeman
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Note: This article and photo originally appeared in the Winter 2010 Friends of the Garden Newsletter (VOL 5, No. 4) which is available for download in the Newsletters Section.
Visitors who may not have made a return trip to the Botanical Center since the opening will discover a stunning new stained glass feature in the south--facing Atrium on the lower level.
Actually a series of interior panels that convey various scenes at the gardens, the window is the creation of Robin Coulter Crabb. She crafted the work in just five weeks.
Robin has been creating stained glass for more than a decade. Her creations can be found in area churches, businesses and even homes. Private donations through Friends of the Garden paid for her latest creation.
While there is nothing fancy about where she works at home, Robin has plans for a studio. Knowing just the right quantities, colors and textures of glass and where to find them is crucial to each piece. So is painting the features on her creations, which can range from Biblical characters to hummingbirds, butterflies and birds. In fact, the tiny Monarch caterpillar crawling amongst the plants in one of the lower left panels was her inspired solution to an inevitable "oops." You can see more examples of her incredible creations of her work at robinsneststainedglass.com.