The New Altar Window is taking shape!
Above you see our stained glass artists, Jim Erickson (with partner, Margo, who is also an artist) and Annalee Jones, standing next to what is the mauka panel of the altar window in the making! These are individual pieces of cut glass placed on a full-sized sketch. Blue hues are dominant in the window to better match the colors in the other sanctuary windows. Once all the pieces are cut, lead will be used to piece them together.
Here you can see the amber color of glass which will be in the center of the cross and to the left you can see a panel of lighter amber glass that will fill in the "halo" around the cross. Creamy rays will shine out from the cross through the composition.
Just to give you an idea of the time involved in a project like this, it took 70 hours(!) for Annalee to create the large scale intricate sketching of these panels from Jim's design. Then Jim "tweaked" the design once he could see it in large format. On the ti plant alone, he spent another six hours! Then came another 70 hours(!) of cutting glass to match the jigsaw puzzle sketch. If you look closely, you can see that all the pieces of the sketch are numbered as are the individual pieces of glass!