53“ x 124“. Blown glass, acid etched, silver stain, fired, lead crystal prisms, laminated.
The square below is the earth. It is very beautiful, hurtling through space, smashing against meteors. The people on it do the same; we run around making senseless wars, being selfish, trying to get more money and power so we can feel safe and happy.
The circle above represents the Divine Trinity. It is a geometric perfection- an "Order" to which people, (especially Germans!), aspire. The border is the connection, or path, between earth and Heaven. The red zig-zag is the path itself, with many twists and turns through life, and the clear prisms are like little stairsteps on the path, fired by the sun and splitting its light into the colors of the rainbow. The sun's light always has these rainbow colors in it, but we need the prisms to see them.
I was given complete freedom by the church. Fabricated at Derix Glasstudios.
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