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1993
cast stained glass, 40’ X 40’
St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Sandy, Utah


Inside the church’s white interior, light creates an array of color vibrations and reflections. Fingers of light focus on the altar. The church building performs many functions but impotant to me was preserving the sense of reverence without detracting from the joyous quality of the light. The color changes with the sun and seasons providing endless interest and a sense of celebration while recalling the church’s great tradition of stained glass.

The cast stained glass is made by a process that has changed little since the Middle Ages. Taken in molten state from the furnace and poured in molds, it is then gradually cooled. Capturing the color and light qualities is a challenge for photography and much is lost in the digital process. The project has now won three AIA awards.