Detail with tree branches behind, Lutz Haufschild, Places of Worship, Architectural Art Glass, Painter, Sculptor
Detail with tree branches behind
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Detail with tree branches behind

  • Four Elements: Westminster Abbey during its dedication ceremony
  • Four Elements: Westminster Abbey during its dedication ceremony
  • Four Seasons: Spring Window, interior view
  • Four Seasons: Summer Window, interior view
  • Four Seasons: View of Winter Window with reflections of Summer Window
  • Generations Window: Interior view
  • Generations Window: St. Stephen's Church
  • Golden Keys: View of mosque at dusk
  • Golden Keys: Outside view of two windows at night
  • Golden Keys: Outside view of one window during day
  • Golden Keys: View of interior at night
  • Golden Keys: Interior view of one window during the day
  • Golden Keys: Detail of window showing layered painting on inside and out
  • Holy Spirit: View of window from the baptistry interior
  • Holy Spirit: View of the exterior of the baptismal chapel
  • Holy Spirit: Interior view of upper window
  • Holy Spirit: Lower window, detail
  • Holy Spirit: Detail under different light conditions
  • Holy Spirit: Window, detail
  • Spectral Calm: Detail of with different light conditions
  • Spectral Calm: Detail of with different light conditions
  • Spectral Calm: Detail of layered beveled window
  • Spectral Calm: Outside view of hospital chapel
  • Spectral Calm: Mezzanine view outside chapel
  • Trinity Windows: God the Father window at left, with Holy Spirit window at right
  • Trinity Windows: God the Father window, with reflection of the Holy Spirit window
  • Trinity Windows: Holy Spirit Window
  • Trinity Windows: Detail of the Holy Spirit Window
  • Trinity Windows: God the Son Window
  • Trinity Windows: Reflection of the God the Son Window
  • Trinity Windows: One of the small windows on the ground level
  • Trinity Windows: One of the small windows on the ground level
  • Trinity Windows: Small windows showing the Freedom Monuments in Latvia and Estonia
  • Crucifixion Window: View of the Chapel interior with reflection
  • Crucifixion Window: Window view under different light conditions
  • Crucifixion Window: Chapel window, exterior view
  • Crucifixion Window: Detail with tree branches behind
  • Crucifixion Window: Model suspended during photo shoot
 

I wanted to create a window that would depict the crucifixion in a way relevant to our time, use color in a harmonious manner and, if possible, allow views of the outside. As important as these aims, was the request that the window create a sense of hope. Thus the window can be understood in two different ways: one being the contemplation of the physical pain and suffering of Christ, the other being the experience of the eternal light and hope that He promised.

A young man in his thirties served as a model, and the resulting photographic image of his ‘crucifixion’ serves as the central focus of this version of the time-honored theme. However, the layering and etching of clear glasses create a new experience of light and suggest a dialogue between the material and the ephemeral, the physical and the metaphysical, the profane and the sacred. The result is not an opaque window, nor a totally transparent one, but rather a magically suspended veil of light interlaced with subtle rainbow colors, accentuating the essence of the theme.