The Art Glass window in the "floating" chapel was designed in Acoustic Insulated Glass Units. The window acts as the acoustic barrier between the chapel and the lobby of the school and can be viewed from both sides. The window measures 19.25’ x 8.25’ divided into 21 individual panels with total 159 square ft.
Apart from the necessity of having a sound barrier between the lobby and the chapel of the school, the window serves to enhance the atmosphere for the pupils. The theme is both liturgical and educational.
The hand-blown glass was acid etched in multiple layers with additional hand painting for the figurative parts. Airbrushing of transparent vitreous enamels on two layers made the colors visible from both sides of the window. The hand-blown glass was laminated onto safety glass insulated units using the liquid lamination technique.
As a hands-on artist, Mark Angus did all of the figurative painting himself with the support of the master glass painter at Derix Glasstudios. Between abstraction and figurative depictions, his windows challenge interpretation without abandoning mystery, wonder, and awe. Narratives include journeys, transformation, and the transitions and border areas of human life.
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