ose adding a new leaf to the art of stained-glass.
Shisha Ghar is hosting an exhibition of glass paintings by Rose Mehta. Rose, wife of a former Air Force officer-turned-businessman, specializes in the ‘art of real stained-glass work’, and in making the Tiffany-style lamps. Among the stunning exhibits on display are the genuine stained glass wall hangings, in both opaque and clear glass.
Instead of wielding a brush dipped in paints, Rose chooses suitable pieces of colored glass (most of which comes from abroad), trims them to shape and then joins them into the desired pattern. This lends her artwork a distinct eye-catching relief. The glass is then mounted in frames like any painted canvas.
Most of Rose’s wall hangings are in matching pairs to create harmony on either side of an entrance door or a window, or across a wall. Some of her works are from the stained-glass design magazines, or inspired by old masters, and others are her own original creations.
Rose held her first solo stained glass exhibition and sale, called ‘Poetry In Glass’, at the Art Walk Gallery, Oberoi Towers, Mumbai, in 2003. The artist works from her studio at home in Secunderabad, which she has aptly named Shisha Ghar.