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2--THE PROGRESS Friday, Auc). 24, 1962 Glass of Life Little introduction is necessary for this fast- growing stained glass art. Thick, sculptured, stained glass, set in a compound, Labou, is to- day's answer to simple, functional architecture. It is more suited to modern structures because the natural tendency of the material is toward abstract or semi-abstract design. Each piece of glittering glass acts as a prism to capture light and refract it with amazing pro- jection. Facefing not only adds brilliance but gives sculptural qualities to faces and figures. The chips are all controlled by the artist. The end effect is warmth, color and luminosity. The structural role of these modern glass win- dows is very important to both the architect and the owner of the building adorned. The windows are virtually indestructible and have passed many exacting tests. All windows furnished by us are guaranteed leak-proof. Reinforced Labou surrounds each piece of glass and is a basic element in the design. The jeweled glass gives a feeling of massiveness and strength as well as lending light and color to every interior, be if a place of worship or a build- ing of commercial nature. The windows are built in aluminum and fit into aluminum frames built by the same company. This method simplifies shipping and installation, also featured by us. These windows can also be built to standard sizes which would facilitate a location change. The strength of these windows is such that a window Becomes a luminous wall of color. Designed and bu;lt by Tom Hemmen The figures pictured here are (I. to r.): the apostle, Mtthew, Jesus Christ, and Judas Is- cariot. They are portions of the "Last Supper" stained glass window exhibited during Liturgical Week at the World's Fair. These windows are designed by Tom Hemmen, Seattle artist a, nd graduate of SeaHle University's School of Art, and are built under supervision of George N. Gagner. Visitors are always welcome to come and see our collection and obtain any further information about this art glass. ALUMINUM WINDOW & GLASS CO. 2720 FIRST AVENUE SOUTH SEATTLE 4, WASH. MAin 4-S018 The above window, built at our studio, depicts the PASSION OF CHRIST showincj symbols relafincj to His passion and death.