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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Calvin Reformed Church

Studio Name: Sunburst Stained Glass Studio

City: Grand Rapids

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1989

Subject/Title of Window: Creation

Brief Description of Subject: At the top of the panel is a hand reaching down symbolizing the hand of God creating the world. There are elements from the Genesis 1. The rays coming from God’s hand represent the separation of light and dark, as well as the separated elements of earth, sky and water. The hills in the window represent life and vegetation. Within the sky is a deeply red and orange sun which represents warmth and the sustaining nature of the sun. The sky also contains other celestial bodies which over time has guided man’s travels, provided light for night travels and fascinated man’s curiosity. At the bottom water is represented and a large fish. The fish is a symbol for all life forms, which is also a Christian symbol.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 8'

Width: 2'

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Jewels or Cast Glass, Etching or Sandblasting

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