Borun Windows


Sharon created 10 intricate and related nature panels for existing openings on the stairwell of the Riddell Brown residence. Jill, a nature writer gave Sharon a list of plants that were in her and Tim’s garden or important to her. Sharon designed ten panels that were tied together by the branches of the Burr Oak. Other nature elements depicted were coneflower, pasture rose, blazing star, Wilson’s Warbler and even a Monk’s parakeet as there are famous winterized colonies of them in the Hyde Park area. A Jack-in the Pulpit was added to honor Jill’s second daughter who was on the way, Jackie, further personalizing these special windows. When Jill was the Exhibit's Director of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, she recommended Sharon to design and produce a stained glass window along with cast bronze pieces for "The Mysteries of the Marsh" exhibit.

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