January 01, 2010

Happy Janus Day

that is, Happy New Year.

I often think at the beginning of a new year about the name 'January' and how it derives from the name of the Roman God Janus. I've long been fascinated by the image and the idea of Janus, the god who could look at the past and the future simultaneously. I've never seen a representation of Janus in stained glass, so I guess I have to make my own.

Janus Panel, black & white sketch from 2005, colored design in 2009, stained glass panel (sometime in the future?)

Posted by Tom at January 1, 2010 07:51 AM