WindowBuilding Name: Blessed Trinity Catholic Church
Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass
Window Shape: other
Date of Window: 1975
Subject/Title of Window: Easter
Brief Description of Subject: The faceted glass windows not only give color and warmth to the space, but depict some of the basic teachings of the Catholic Faith. The diagonal windows illustrate the Seasons of the Church Year. Easter is shown by Jesus Christ bursting from the tomb in a blaze of glory, carrying the banner of the triumph over sin and death. The centurion guard falls back in amazement. The bird is the mythical phoenix that the ancients thought rose reborn from the flames of its nest instead of dying; this is the traditional symbol of the Resurrection. Faceted glass is a technique which harmonizes well with contemporary styles of architecture. Brilliantly colored glass, usually an inch in thickness, but up to two or more inches for special effects, is cut to the desired size. The inner surface of certain pieces is then chipped or faceted conchoidally to enhance the design and add a jewel-like quality. The matrix of epoxy is poured around the carefully arranged pieces and holds them in place to form a structural unit of great strength. It is the thickness of the glass which assures the breathtaking radiance and complete purity of color which are the outstanding characteristics of the medium.
Condition of Window: Good
Type of Glass and Technique: Slab or Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)
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