In 2016 Scott Parsons designed 10 nave arched windows for the Catholic Church Community of Our Lady Of Loreto. Each window measures 2´5-3/8" W x 7´8-1/4" H, comprising a total of 190 sq/ft. Antique glass was acid etched/shaded and painted by hand and airbrush in multiple layers. The fluid brush strokes were created by hand, with painting with several different vitreous enamels on multiple layers of glass. At the completion of the painting, the individual glass pieces were laminated onto tempered glass.
The thematic content of the windows was developed by the priest of the parish at the time, Fr. Ed Buelt. Scott's designs were visually poetic expressions of these themes in a contemporary manner to reflect their relevance to contemporary Christian worship.
There was a very close working relationship between the artisans of Derix Glasstudios and the Scott Parsons. It was crucial for the artisans to understand Scott's design intent in their interpretation of his designs. This understanding has been cultivated over previous projects. From this relationship Scott has learned the capabilities of the Derix artisans which he has been able to use in developing designs for future projects.
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