LONDON – A stained glass window by artist David Hockney, based on a design he sketched on an iPad, has been unveiled at London’s ancient Westminster Abbey.
The window was commissioned to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and depicts a landscape of blossoming hawthorn trees in hues of blue, green, yellow, orange and red.
The 81-year-old artist, known for depicting sun-dappled Los Angeles swimming pools and wooded English hills, took inspiration from the monarch’s love of the countryside and the landscape of his native county of Yorkshire.
Hockney created the image on an iPad before the window was constructed by glass experts at Barley Studio in northern England.
The Queen’s Window was revealed Wednesday in the abbey where British monarchs have been crowned and buried for more than 1,000 years.