Church Of The Immaculate Conception

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Client: Church Of The Immaculate Conception

Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $75,000

Project Team

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David Proto

Martin Donlin Limited

Overview

Church Of The Immaculate Conception, Southampton. 4.5 metres high X 1.6 metres wide -12 mm toughened and heat soak tested glass. Acid etched on the rear surface with screen printed ceramic enamel, acid etching and gold leaf gilding on the front surface.

Goals

The design is an interpretation that is dedicated to The Immaculate Conception of Mary. The church dates from the 1950’s and had no reference to The Immaculate Conception or anything above its main Altar Wall.

Process

Acid etched on the rear surface with screen printed ceramic enamel, acid etching and gold leaf gilding on the front surface.

Additional Information

The concept was to have a large glass piece above the altar to represent Mary as a welcoming figure. The figure is simple and subtle in nature and is identified with with arms and hands outstretched to greet the congregation and a Halo of 12 Stars in gold leaf.