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).

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