London Artist puts Audrey Hepburn in Stained Glass

January 29, 2015

Audrey Hepburn is one of the most iconic movie stars of all time, so it comes as not surprise to the Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists team that an artist has decided to use stained glass as a medium to showcase her beauty.


London-based artist Charles Uzzell Edwards, who goes by the name “Pure Evil” created a pop art double-exposure print that combined the faces of Audrey Hepburn and Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi titled “Mel Ferrer’s Nightmare”. A prolific traveller, he says that he had always been transfixed “like a moth” by the light coming through church stained glass windows.

Collaborating with craftworker Annahita Hessami, Edwards decided to redesign and rework his piece with stained glass, choosing to use mouth blown glass as the medium. Mouth blown (or handmade) glass is a very unique material; no two panes are the same. Each piece has its own little imperfection – striation, bubbles and variations in colour density, which leads to a more interesting and charismatic end product.

The result of all this careful cutting and placing was a beautiful rose masterpiece of mouth blown glass illuminated within a salvaged and repurposed London Underground Light Box found by Edwards himself. If you would like to see this piece of art in the flesh, it can be found on display for the next three months in Edwards’ Pure Evil Gallery in London.

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