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Artist: David Wilson - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Hartland, Michigan

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Window

Building Name: Blessed Trinity Catholic Church

Studio Name: Willet Stained Glass Studio

City: Frankenmuth

Window Shape: other

Date of Window: 1975

Subject/Title of Window: Pentecost

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. Pentecost is shown by the descending dove of the Holy Spirit and seven tongues of flame such as illuminated the faces of those gathered in an upper room. There are seven flames to symbolize the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. 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)

Pentecost
Pentecost

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