Thursday, October 20, 2016
Window of the Week: The Oz Parade
The Oz Parade is a colorful window inspired by the work of John R. Neill, the man who illustrated over thirty titles in the Wizard of Oz book series from 1904 - 1943. In the 1930's Mr. Neill created a mural for Elgood and Marie Lufkin that was situated over the mantel in their home. Using several references (it is not known if the mural still exists), Bill created his version as a multi layered 3' x 5' stained glass window in 2010. Oz characters pass by in a whirlwind of color and detail. The window was created as a studio piece and is now in a private collection in Iowa.