The works shown on this page were mostly commissioned to solve particular problems in and around the worship spaces in our church.
One of the three services at our church each Sunday is held in the parish hall for those who prefer a more intimate and informal setting. (Attendance had outgrown the chapel.) This screen was constructed as a backdrop for the altar table, to set off the worship space from its more utilitarian surroundings. It is moved into place for Sunday worship, then out of the way for other functions in the room.
The screen is reversible, with one side designed for celibratory seasons (Christmas and Easter) and the other for the seasons of preparation (Advent and Lent) as well as what the church calls Ordinary Time (the seasons between Christmas and Lent and between Easter and Advent). White and gold are the principal colors on the festival side; green and purple on the reverse.
At the other end of the parish hall is a small bookstore. This installation was created to sit on top of the bookshelves to screen a utility space behind them. The panels can be lowered to cover the bookshelves when desired.
The scene is a seascape with doves above and fish in the water. No particular story is illustrated, although there are 153 fish in the scene (see John 21).
Symbols of the Church
This piece was commissioned to cover an architectural oddity left over from a former renovation/expansion.
This construction is the most elaborate of the many items created for the children’s education program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
The topography of ancient Jerusalem was formed from modeling compound and the commercially available kit (walls and major structures), designed for a flat table, was modified to fit onto the topography.
“Peace” Wall Hanging
One of two panels originally created to spruce up some rather ugly side doors into the Nave, this one now hangs in our home (the doors having been replaced).
Some photos are taken to document or illustrate. These are created to express visually some aspect of liturgical worship. Sometimes Photoshop editing can help convey a particular mood or focal point.