Detail of window showing layered painting on inside and out, Lutz Haufschild, Places of Worship, Holy Spirit
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  • 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

Eight three-dimensional windows are located in the prayer and banquet halls. In the Taj Mahal in India and the Alhambra in Spain I experienced light filtering through intricately carved marble and wooden screens. The marble and wood seemed de-materialized, more precious and transformed into pure light. This observation became my guiding principle for creating the golden windows of Burnaby Jamatkhana (prayer house).

Holy Spirit Chapel, St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA, USA
Lutz Haufschild
Three layers of float- and beveled glass, laminated
Shaped panel with 5 foot diameter round window above