When we planned the construction of our home, we wanted it to be really special, and we were open to ideas for a great room. When we found Victoria's work, we said: “Aha! This is something special we were looking for.” But we didn’t realize how very magical it would turn out.
We commissioned Victoria to do this project and we had faith in her. We had faith in her ability to design something just incredible. As the months went by, we’d follow up with her, and it took a long time. We were a little concerned about how long it took, but when the skylight was installed, we realized why it took as long as it did: we were looking at the work of a true master.
The time that it took for Victoria to build the skylight, turned into timelessness when it was installed. It is truly a magical art. Victoria's work has that ability to elicit a deep response from people, and when people come into this room and look up, they just wonder at the sight in front of them. And they’ll stand there for many minutes, with their mouths open just taking it all in. It really touches people. I'm absolutely convinced that Victoria Balva is the best stained glass artist in the world.
We feel privileged to own a work by Victoria Balva because she is the best stained glass artist. To be touched by a great work of art, a work of art by Victoria Balva, on a daily basis is a magical experience. There's something mystical about looking at this work and you never get tired of it. You can stare at it again, as you had a thousand times before, and get a new, mystical emotion from it,.. and to me, that’s the definition of incredible art.
Victoria Balva’s work is for those that want the very best, she puts design, emotion, and the very important, intangible qualities into her work that lives on as long as the work survives. She has that magical touch, that you can't find in that many places.