David Hockney's Designing a Stained Glass Window for Westminster Abbey

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It's been announced that celebrated British artist David Hockney will be designing a six metre-high stained glass window for Westminster Abbey. The window, which will occupy one of the church's few remaining clear window, in the north transept, is being made to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. It will be Hockney's first stained glass window commission.

"I have planned a landscape full of blossom that’s a celebration every year," said Hockney when speaking about the huge undertaking.

"It will be wonderful to have in the Abbey the work of this internationally renowned contemporary British artist who has been honoured by The Queen with membership of the Order of Merit, which is in Her Majesty’s personal gift," added the Dean of Westminster.

The window is scheduled to be complete by June 2018, coinciding with the opening of the Queen's Jubilee Gallery in the abbey.

Photo via. Westminster Abbey