Rome, Italy Visitors Center Window

Submitted by Holdman Studios


Client: Roots of Humanity Foundation

Location: Rome, Italy

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $800,000

Project Team


Tom Holdman

Holdman Studios


Aaron Yorgeson

Holdman Studios


A stained-glass window that was 20 months in the making includes painted people, buildings, birds and many other objects in a New Testament scene. The window stands seven feet tall and is 19 feet long and is curved (convex) as you look at it. It contains over 110 parables and stories from the New Testament. Done for the Roots of Humanity Foundation, it was then donated to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for their Visitors Center in Rome, Italy


To design and create a beautiful piece of art that can also be used as a teaching tool.


The original concept started out as a single event scene from the New Testament. It grew in complexity, scope and size over the 20 months. There were over 40 people that worked on this piece with Tom Holdman leading the design and art. As the need to expand the size, the stories to fill the window led the way.

Additional Information

This is a spectacular window. The beauty and stories go so well together.