Wall-mounted Leaded glass in a chapel on Staten Island, NY; 4' w X 9.5' h
The "Risen Christ" is a composite image of glass, light, and shadow. The figure of Christ crucified is clearly outlined in space by the surrounding glass modules. There is no body---only the thorny crown and cloth raiment are physically represented. Transmitted and reflected light---moving and changing with the clouds and sun in this glass-roofed structure---expands and augments the image. It was hoped that the interconnected impressions of Christ's suffering and sacrifice, the joy of His resurrection, and the glory of His ascension, would help those who suffer from a loss to unlock and experience their grief, to release their emotional pain, and to find solace and strength through faith.
At the opposite end of the chapel, the "Mystic Rose" window suggests the presence of the Holy Trinity. The hard-edged inner cross contains an inch-thick faceted glass piece that evokes the 'all-seeing eye' of the Father. The outer cross represents the Son, and is softened by a multicolored aura like the one in the Risen Christ sculpture. The Holy Ghost takes the form of an ethereal descending dove, subtly outlined by faceted crystals placed within the background grid lines.