Shirazeh Houshiary's Warped Window at London’s Church of St. Martin,
East Window is an installation created by Iranian artistShirazeh Houshiary, is located in the east window at Church of St. Martin in the Fields (Trafalgar Square, London). Reminiscent of a cross, the horizontal and vertical lines move towards a central opening that allows light to pass through. While it may seem a bit radical for a neoclassical church built in 1726, it still seems strangely appropriate as it reminds us that churches can serve as a portal to a higher power.
The original window was destroyed during the air raids of WWII and the constantly-lit portal at the center of the new design reminds us that while everything changes, there is still a light at the end of the tunnel, even at the darkest of times.