Eisenberg Assisted Living Residence
These windows grace the lobby of a vibrant eldercare residential facility in central Massachusetts. They are interior windows installed in transom openings. Each of the panels are approximately 3′ wide and 1′ high, composed of a mixture of hand blown glass, flashed opals, textured clear glasses, jewels, and roundels. With the use of the various textured clears, light is reflected off of the ceilings and the exterior windows across the rooms.The installations were gifted by two families to honor and memorialize their loved ones. Two of the three honored had been residents of the facility; these windows continue to live there in their memory. The Katz memorial, in memory of Nancy’s brother Steven and her father Lester, includes ten doves representing ‘community’ — something important to both men — moving through the four seasons. The Joseph Goff window, donated by his wife Lillian, includes a tree that celebrates the joining of their families with their union as well as imagery that illustrates two birds very much in love. The donors, residents, and staff of the Eisenberg were educated about the stained glass fabrication process through an hour long Powerpoint presentation by Nancy and Mark prior to the installations. All were attentive to and inspired by the presentation and express much delight in the impact on their home.