Client: Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Location: Los Alamos, NM, United States
Completion date: 2013
Artwork budget: $5,150
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
I was commissioned by Bethlehem Lutheran Church to create artwork for the entry walkway to the church. The project budget was $5000 for two 24″ x 60″ fused and mosaic glass panels. These were completed, installed and dedicated in September of 2013.
The goal was to create vibrant artwork using glass that would have a contemporary feel for the Lutheran Church. Something to catch the eye of people in the community and be a source of inspiration for the congregation.
I met with a 12 person art committee composed of the pastor Bruce Kuenzel and members of the congregation. I brought in a number of drawings with various ideas. The committee favored my use of circular themes. They also wanted to include the Lutheran symbol for Trinity. I consulted with them about color choices and we made agreements. It was a fairly smooth process.
I was invited to give two speeches at Sunday mass about how my work connected with Spirit. Afterwards there was an artwork dedication ceremony and blessing at the site.