Sarah Hall (stained glass artist)
Ideas: layering glass, try out glass markers, and paint onto glass. Take small pieces of painted glass and layer them on top of each other. See what effect this creates? How close can linework be noticable for the birds? Do the markers wash out in the environment, how long do they last?
Hall, T. (2016, June 24). Canadian artist to create bird-friendly solar panels for buildings. Retrieved November 2, 2020, from
Note: Hill is an artist that combines an old artistic medium of stained glass with a modern twist. She is conscious of the environment, not only is she concerned for renewable energy sources such as solar panels but she is also aware of the bird and glass collisions. Hill combines glass and nano solar technology to create artworks on buildings with many environmental causes, (renewable energy and birds and glass concerns).
To the left was the artist's first prototype of creating bird-friendly glass art. She created multiple glass layers,"the interior layer is painted and fired with ceramic enamels-both airbrushed and hand-painted. The entire exterior surface is laser etched with 'markers' every 2 by 2 inches -made of text from the Language of Light"
Hall, S. (2020). Artist website. Retrieved November 13, 2020, from
Lora Zosia Moon
Note: The University of British Columbia created a SEEDS sustainability program project where the public can send in designs for a window competition. The winner gets their artwork displayed in a window space. Moon won the design.
Ideas: The project made me think about art and the community, how art is used to help bring awareness and attention to an issue. Community members feel more engaged and bring a sense of accomplishment for creating art with a cause.
I believe the material is Vinyl, not very environmentally friendly.
British Columbia, U. (2019, April 29). Bird friendly art saves feathered lives. Retrieved November 13, 2020, from
Halifax Public Library
"The windows are embossed with leaves made up of letters – “Each one was scrutinized to make sure there were no hidden messages,” a tour guide informed a group on a visit – to help birds avoid crashing into the glass"
Informed by classmates, the Halifax Library creates an engraved bird-friendly design right into their windows. This is a permanent solution to many issues such as a design that is resilient to the weather and no one has to worry about the design deteriorating. One thing is that it is permanent and the whole sheet of glass would need to be replaced if the design is to be changed.
Domet, S. (2020, October 15). Spaces: Halifax's new central library is engaging readers of all ages. Retrieved November 18, 2020, from