Skylight maquette for the 10 foot window.

Skylight maquette for the 10 foot window.
Canticle of the Sun with St. Francis in Contemplation

Monday, August 31, 2009

In the introduction of The Image of St. Francis , Rosalind B. Brooke quotes Brother Leo, Rufino, and Angelo, companions of St. Francis, as saying, "In the pictures of God and the blessed Virgin painted on wood...the wood and painting ascribe nothing to themselves, because they are just wood and paint...but should render honour and glory to God alone".

In my case, the glass and paint will render that glory to God through images of franciscan spirituality in Francis' writings as well as images that reveal visually the core values of our Franciscan Felician College heritage and academic mission.

Below and right you can see two images of the Iviswold Castle on the Felician College Rutherford Campus. The skylight, which this sabbatical project focusses on, will be located in the lobby of this castle, built in the late 19th century.

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