From the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Great Lakes in-between, Canada has an abundance of Lighthouses. They create incredible panoramic views by visually connecting the land, sea and sky. Many now no longer operate as originally intended but are important historical maritime structures. Besides the obvious purpose of providing navigational lights to guide ships in the night, lighthouses have long been used conceptually, symbolically and metaphorically in meaningful ways. They are used in literature, cinema and art to symbolize strength, safety, individuality & resilience.
Since lighthouses are built to survive powerful storms and turbulent waters, it is understandable why they are often depicted as symbols of strength and resilience. These also are two qualities we have as humans that help us overcome life's most difficult events and obstacles.
Traditionally though lighthouses have been viewed as symbols of hope and security. As beacons of light, they provide guidance for safe passage. Their symbolism encourages reflection and personal growth... we too can weather the storm when rough waters enter our lives - with a guiding light that navigates us to safe passage...
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The glass used in each piece is unique and may not look exactly as pictured. Art glass has natural imperfections that are formed during the creation of the glass sheets. This includes bubbles, waves, lines, creases and variations in texture and smoothness. These are not imperfections and can not be avoided. It is what makes each piece original and unique.
*The popular Louis Tiffany construction method of stained glass is made with connective solder that contains lead. Always display out of the reach of children and wash hands after handling it.