Skylight maquette for the 10 foot window.

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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Song of Creation
Villa Maria College Library
16" tall by 4.5 feet wide
Installed in August, 2013

This amazing stained glass window that includes 12 separate panels within the established mullions reflects the cosmic view of the earth.  Sun, moon, stars, wind, water, and the earth itself teeming with birds and fish, water, fire, mother earth, continents, indigenous trees and leaves speaks to the mission of Villa Maria College and the Felician Sisters.  

The Sun, moon, stars, and wind reach from the heavens and into the realm of the earth's atmosphere.  Each continent has leaves of indigenous trees such as:
South America:  Cacao leaves; nourishment, healing
North America (including Greenland):  Maple and Ginko leaves;  nourishment, shelter, healing
Africa:  Baobab tree; shelter
Europe:  Oak; shelter, wisdom

It embodies diversity, unity, hope, sustainability…

It can be seen from the library lobby all the way down the main corridor of Villa Maria College, inspiring art, spirituality, vibrancy, color and energy.

1 comment:

Mia Cara said...

absolute granad, insight, warmth, inspirational, impressive, work, as is her persona.