Creating stained glass windows is a meticulous art, but the work of Eric Standley goes over and above the fine detail required for a typical church window.

Either/Or Decreed, stained glass, StandleyEither/Or Decreed, Eric Standley

Standley will work out a design on paper and then laser-cut the intricate pieces in a process that can take months. Sometimes his works are as thick as 3″ deep in layers.

Circle 3.1.1, Eric Standley stained glassCircle 3.1.1 detail from Either/Or Drawings, Eric Standley

The artist works as a design coordinator for Virginia’s School of Visual Arts.

Either/Or Arch for Ipswich, StandleyEither/Or Arch for Ipswich Detail, Eric Standley

His background is pretty interesting — from earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston he went on to study Renaissance oil painting. He then moved into the field of technology-based imaging, employing laser engraving and cutting.  It has all come together in a tremendous result.  See more at: