View of the exterior of the baptismal chapel, Lutz Haufschild, Places of Worship, Architectural Art Glass, Painter, Sculptor
View of the exterior of the baptismal chapel
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View of the exterior of the baptismal chapel

  • 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
 

The two windows are experienced in very different ways. To allude to the Baptismal Chapel below a white dove, symbol of the Holy Spirit, appears to be hovering in the round window. The treatment of the image is subtle and its effect, serene. At night, the window is a focal point at a busy intersection, thus emphasizing that this building is a House of God

The Baptismal window located in the chapel proper has a strong and edifying impact on the people who use the space. The window design is respectful of the expertly detailed space and responds with a design relating to the geometries present. There is an almost overwhelming simplicity to the design. This is to empower the ultimate creative source, namely light, to transform the material, to de-materialize glass. The result is not an opaque window nor a transparent one, but rather a magically suspended veil of light alluding to different passages of light- prismatic, colored, restrained- that corresponds metaphorically to the soul’s journey towards God.

Truly illuminating light created by the new window not only enhances and completes this sacred space, but it also embraces the viewer. Sitting quietly in the chapel and letting the light pour through the window upon oneself is to undergo a spiritual education as well as an aesthetic one.