Arthur & Michael O’Connor
When photographing University College Chapel, I was surprised by the relative lack of support bars on the East Window and wondered whether this was something almost specific to the work of Arthur & Michael O’Connor. In searching their work, while there are a good number of more usually supported lights and windows, there are a notable number demonstrating the similar sparsity of support bars, which is definitely atypical.
Photographer Unknown | The Nativity & Baptism of Christ (Michael O’Connor)
Photographer Unknown | Peace ? (Michael O’Connor)
However, a higher resolution image of one of Arthur O’Connor’s lights reveals that the support bars follow the glass rather than the more traditional line straight across the glass. What a sensible approach to maximise the impact of the design. So much of my time would be saved if I featured only their works! I have overlaid the bars in green:
Unknown Photographer | The Garden of Eden (Arthur O’Connor)