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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Blessed Trinity Catholic Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Frankenmuth

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1975

Subject/Title of Window: Thou shalt not covet

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 windows on the Gospel side of the nave (facing the altar they are on the right) depict the Ten Commandments. The Roman numbers are in the epoxy near each. “Thou shalt not covet” is the last, shown by a large eye with the neighbor’s house beside it. 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. The window is lit from behind by a light box.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 19 1/2"

Width: 40"

Type of Glass and Technique: Slab or Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)

Thou shalt not covet
Thou shalt not covet

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