ArtBeat Nation, Season 3 Episode 17


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10:55:01:00>>>And now, an eight special 10:55:02:12 presentation.
10:55:03:03>>This time on “ArtBeat 10:55:04:00 Nation” —
10:55:06:00>>a performance artist combines 10:55:08:18 Japanese calligraphy with music.
10:55:10:09>>I’m trying to create unique 10:55:13:15 space with black dots and lines.
10:55:18:06>>>Tapping into the artistic 10:55:19:24 spirit in all of us.
10:55:22:06>>Sculpting taught me about 10:55:24:15 patience.
10:55:26:12 And it also taught me a lot 10:55:28:06 about life.
10:55:30:18>>>Visit one of the largest art 10:55:33:03 collections in America.
10:55:35:09>>It was extraordinarily aware 10:55:37:03 of the light at all times, and
10:55:39:12 his painting is infused with 10:55:41:12 that perception.
10:55:43:09>>>And spirituality finds its 10:55:45:06 expression in stained glass.
10:55:47:12>>You want that spark of 10:55:48:12 discussion, of discovery to
10:55:50:24 happen. 10:55:54:06>>>It’s all ahead on this
10:55:55:27 edition of “Artbeat Nation.” 10:56:10:09>>>Funding for “Artbeat Nation”
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10:56:19:27 contributions to eight from 10:56:21:09 viewers like you.
10:56:22:21 Thank you. 10:56:25:27>>>First, we head to Lafayette,
10:56:27:21 Colorado, where a Japanese 10:56:29:03 calligrapher combines ancient
10:56:31:03 art with music, transforming 10:56:32:24 visual works into performance
10:56:34:06 art. 10:56:34:24 We sit down with one artist who
10:56:36:27 shares what compels her to 10:56:38:18 create.
10:56:42:06 �� 10:56:55:03>>Shodo, or Japanese
10:57:01:09 calligraphy, came from China. 10:57:02:27 I started to learn Shodo before
10:57:06:18 entering elementary school. 10:57:09:09 In Japan, Kana or the Japanese
10:57:14:24 outfits, are very beautiful. 10:57:26:15>>Translator: Since I was
10:57:27:18 small, I really like to write 10:57:29:12 letters, and also creating
10:57:30:27 something. 10:57:31:24 Through Shodo, or Japanese
10:57:33:18 calligraphy, I wanted to express 10:57:36:00 my art.
10:57:42:24 I’m trying to create unique 10:57:45:18 space with black dots in mind.
10:57:59:00 Through today’s performance, I 10:58:01:15 wanted to share my art with an
10:58:06:03 audience, and the music 10:58:07:18 performers, so that it’s beyond
10:58:10:15 Shodo, or just practicing the 10:58:12:27 letters that just —
10:58:16:03 I wanted to show my art. 10:58:22:03 ��
10:59:04:27>>Translator: It’s always with 10:59:05:18 music when I perform.
10:59:07:00 I get inspiration from music, 10:59:08:24 but more like from the
10:59:10:21 performance rather than the 10:59:12:15 music itself.
10:59:15:03 If it’s improvisation, I don’t 10:59:17:12 think anything, so it’s just
10:59:18:27 improvised. 10:59:20:18 If it’s not improvisational
10:59:21:06 music, I think what I’m going to
10:59:25:15 do beforehand. 10:59:30:00 ��
10:59:31:00>>Translator: Art is very 10:59:45:18 important.
10:59:50:18 Because you see something, you 10:59:52:03 feel something, it still moves
10:59:53:27 you. 10:59:54:24 So that’s why it’s important.
11:00:04:21>>For more information about 11:00:09:27 the exhibit, visit Sehtsuhi’s
11:00:12:12 website. 11:00:29:12>>>Up next, Vegas, home to show
11:00:31:24 girls and casinos, also hosts 11:00:34:00 creative professionals that span
11:00:35:27 the spectrum of the visual and 11:00:37:21 performing arts.
11:00:39:03 Local sculptor Sharon Gainsburg 11:00:40:24 takes us to her studio to share
11:00:42:18 her knowledge of crafts and 11:00:44:00 insight into the artist in all
11:00:45:21 of us. 11:00:50:03 ��
11:00:57:06>>My name is Sharon Gainsburg. 11:01:08:09 I’m a sculptor, teacher, and
11:01:11:15 creativity coach. 11:01:13:21 I’ve been sculpting now for
11:01:16:00 40-plus years. 11:01:18:09 I have been in Las Vegas coming
11:01:20:18 up on nine years. 11:01:22:06 This is a sculpture that I did
11:01:24:00 recently. 11:01:25:18 It was a very thin piece.
11:01:27:21 This stone comes from south 11:01:29:12 Utah.
11:01:30:15 Here we have a piece that is 11:01:33:03 local, and this is “Nevada
11:01:38:24 Alabaster.” 11:01:40:18 I’m originally from
11:01:41:18 Philadelphia, where I started 11:01:43:15 sculpting in clay when I was 20.
11:01:47:12 I stayed with clay for 10 years. 11:01:50:06 Someone saw my clay work and
11:01:51:27 said, “oh, you have to take 11:01:54:12 stone.”
11:01:55:03 And I bought a piece of stone, 11:01:56:15 and three hits on the stone, and
11:01:58:06 that was it. 11:01:59:18 It was a relationship that I
11:02:01:15 formed with this material that’s 11:02:03:27 millions of years old,
11:02:05:27 instantaneously. 11:02:08:00 This stone, also alabaster,
11:02:10:00 comes from Sicily. 11:02:13:21 This is called “Eternal Light.”
11:02:15:18 And it’s actually my most recent 11:02:17:15 sculpture.
11:02:21:06 To sculpt, you have to be very 11:02:23:09 committed.
11:02:24:03 It’s almost like having a fire 11:02:25:09 in your belly.
11:02:26:27 And you have to be very patient. 11:02:30:00 Sculpting taught me about
11:02:32:27 patience. 11:02:33:21 And it also taught me a lot were
11:02:36:03 life. 11:02:36:27 Because when you’re sculpting,
11:02:38:21 and a piece falls off that you 11:02:40:15 weren’t counting on, and your
11:02:41:27 design is ruined, you have to 11:02:44:00 dig deeper to come up with a
11:02:46:21 better design to incorporate the 11:02:49:03 area that’s missing.
11:02:51:00 But that’s what we have to do in
11:02:52:21 life. 11:02:53:09 Something happens, you have to
11:02:54:15 take a detour. 11:02:57:18 There are five basic steps in
11:02:59:09 sculpting stone. 11:03:01:06 First is blocking out your form.
11:03:03:27 The second is refining it. 11:03:06:09 The third is dry-sanding it.
11:03:09:00 The fourth is wet-sanding, and 11:03:11:18 the fifth step is putting some
11:03:14:24 type of liquid sealer and 11:03:16:27 buffing it.
11:03:18:15 This is an automatic 11:03:19:24 power-driven chisel.
11:03:23:12 This is gonna make a little bit 11:03:25:03 of dust.
11:03:26:00 My favorite step is the 11:03:27:15 conceptualization of finding the
11:03:32:03 forms to express what I want to 11:03:35:06 say.
11:03:37:15 The process is fluid when you 11:03:41:06 just go with whatever your
11:03:43:03 intuitive self is telling you to
11:03:45:03 do. 11:03:47:27 Well, if I had to put a label
on 11:03:53:15 You can always find a realistic
11:03:56:03 form somewhere buried in the 11:03:59:21 abstract forms.
11:04:01:00 And I like to do that because I
11:04:02:27 want people to use their 11:04:07:03 intuitive sense, or an emotional
11:04:09:24 connection to the work. 11:04:12:27 Welcome to the studio, where all
11:04:15:09 the magic happens. 11:04:17:03 These are my rock stars.
11:04:19:18 I’m a teacher coming up on about 11:04:22:27 37 years.
11:04:24:06 What I tell my students is, “you 11:04:26:18 come here three hours once a
11:04:28:15 week, but while you’re doing 11:04:31:09 your job, or if you are retired,
11:04:34:03 be more aware of being in the 11:04:37:06 now.
11:04:37:27 Just take a few minutes every 11:04:41:09 day and look at your
11:04:42:00 surroundings, and tune in to 11:04:43:27 what’s around you, look at
11:04:45:18 color, smells, form, and you 11:04:47:06 will start developing a
11:04:48:09 language.” 11:04:50:21>>Did I have this shape in
11:04:52:09 mind? 11:04:52:21 No, it’s an abstract.
11:04:54:09 It was once solid, almost square 11:04:56:06 piece, and what Sharon is
11:04:58:00 teaching me is to continue to 11:05:02:09 round it and get rid of the flat
11:05:04:12 parts. 11:05:05:24 So as I work, I see.
11:05:07:24>>I’ve enjoyed every moment of 11:05:09:18 working on this piece.
11:05:12:09 Even the painstaking parts of 11:05:14:06 the sanding, things like that,
11:05:15:27 have really been a joy. 11:05:17:24 So in the process, all your
11:05:20:03 troubles melt away. 11:05:22:06>>I believe that we are all
11:05:24:18 creative. 11:05:26:03 But most of the time the focus
11:05:28:06 on one’s life is providing an 11:05:31:06 income, and we put creativity
11:05:33:27 aside. 11:05:37:15>>In every way, I.T. is
11:05:39:27 worth — 11:05:41:03 I mean, I couldn’t be paid
11:05:42:27 enough to have the fulfillment 11:05:45:27 and the joy that I have out of
11:05:47:27 this. 11:05:48:21 I just feel alive again.
11:05:50:06 There’s something untapped that 11:05:51:24 was inside of me, a passion of
11:05:54:18 some sort that I never realized 11:05:56:06 until I started sculpting.
11:05:58:06 I can barely tie a ribbon, I can 11:06:00:21 barely tie a knot, but I can
11:06:02:18 sure bang on a rock and create 11:06:05:21 something.
11:06:07:12>>To me, it’s a spiritual 11:06:09:06 thing, because god chips at us
11:06:13:18 to try to make us come out 11:06:15:15 beautiful.
11:06:16:00 And it’s just too amazing for 11:06:18:00 me.
11:06:19:00>>There’s a universal 11:06:20:09 consciousness that stone has,
11:06:22:00 and if I told students when they 11:06:25:18 took the class they would say,
11:06:28:03 CUCKOO! 11:06:30:06 But they get it wouldn’t they
11:06:31:09 start working with it. 11:06:32:12 When a person is dealing with
11:06:33:27 frustrations in life, they’re 11:06:36:15 going through rough times.
11:06:38:18 And we all have had it. 11:06:40:12 Come here and take it out on the
11:06:42:24 stone! 11:06:43:12 Be kind to each other, but take
11:06:45:12 it out on the stone. 11:06:46:21 Beat the heck out of the stone.
11:06:48:27 People need to get in touch with 11:06:50:27 a piece of their soul that they
11:06:53:18 never knew existed. 11:06:56:06 When you believe in something,
11:06:59:00 and you stay with it, and you 11:07:00:24 believe in yourself for so many
11:07:03:27 years, the rewards are great. 11:07:07:24 What I’d like people to know
11:07:09:09 about me as an artist is that 11:07:11:15 I’ve always lived my truth, and
11:07:15:24 you see that in my work. 11:07:20:00>>For more information, visit
11:07:21:24 gainsburgstudios.com. 11:07:26:00>>>In this segment, we visit
11:07:27:15 the largest American art 11:07:29:03 collection owned by a private
11:07:30:09 institution. 11:07:31:12 In one of its premier exhibits,
11:07:33:12 the Parrish art museum, located 11:07:35:18 at the east end of Long Island,
11:07:37:00 New York, celebrates the life 11:07:38:12 and art of American
11:07:39:15 impressionist painter William 11:07:41:27 Merritt Chase.
11:07:44:12>>I’m Aleisha longwell, I’m 11:07:46:06 “The Life of a Ballerina” chief
11:07:47:24 curator of art and education 11:07:49:15 here at the Parrish Art Museum.
11:07:54:00 Our new Herzog and de Meuron 11:07:57:03 building is located in water
11:07:59:15 mill, New York, on Long Island’s 11:08:02:03 east end.
11:08:02:24 This is the first time we’ve had 11:08:04:03 dedicated space to show our
11:08:05:15 permanent collection, and to 11:08:07:09 have a dedicated gallery for the
11:08:09:09 work of William Merritt Chase. 11:08:11:18 This Parrish collection is
11:08:13:15 notable for its range of work, 11:08:15:00 from all periods, especially
11:08:17:03 from the Shinnecock paintings 11:08:18:27 when he was here.
11:08:20:06 And is the largest collection in
11:08:22:00 a public institution in America. 11:08:25:03 William Merritt Chase had a long
11:08:26:21 and rich relationship to the 11:08:29:12 east end of Long Island.
11:08:30:15 You might even say he staked his 11:08:32:09 claim to this landscape early
11:08:34:06 on, and that he saw more 11:08:35:21 possibilities in it than the
11:08:37:15 untutored eye. 11:08:38:27 He once said that he could find
11:08:41:06 pictorial gold in the DROSS of 11:08:44:06 the Shinnecock hills.
11:08:45:12 It was in many ways a scrubby 11:08:47:15 landscape, one that had been
11:08:49:03 greatly overlooked by many other 11:08:50:24 artists.
11:08:53:12 He first came out to eastern 11:08:55:03 Long Island in 1881 to sketch
11:08:57:27 en plein air. 11:09:00:00 Chase adopted not so much what
11:09:02:03 you might call the techniques of
11:09:04:03 the French impressionists, but 11:09:06:06 certainly their ideas of coming
11:09:07:15 out and painting modern life. 11:09:09:24 In 1891, two civic-minded women
11:09:14:03 in the south Hampton area 11:09:15:15 decided they’d like to start a
11:09:17:00 plein air school of art. 11:09:19:21 Chase was a very well-known
11:09:21:15 teacher there, at the art 11:09:24:18 students league, he was a
11:09:25:21 renowned portrait painter, and 11:09:27:15 he readily accepted their
11:09:28:18 invitation to come out, and in 11:09:30:15 1891, be the founding director
11:09:32:12 of the Shinnecock hills summer 11:09:34:00 school of art.
11:09:35:03 By the next summer, a house had 11:09:37:00 been built for him.
11:09:38:06 This beautiful dutch colonial 11:09:40:00 revival shingle style that has
11:09:42:21 become very famous and 11:09:44:09 ubiquitous here on the east end,
11:09:46:15 and his whole family came out. 11:09:49:06 He taught here till 1902, and
11:09:51:24 then the family continued to use 11:09:53:12 the house in Shinnecock really
11:09:55:03 up to chase’s death in 1916. 11:09:59:06 The William Merritt Chase
11:10:00:03 archives at the Parrish art 11:10:01:24 museum is a repository of
11:10:03:18 documents, letters, and most 11:10:05:21 especially 600 photographs that
11:10:07:21 really document the artist’s 11:10:09:15 life.
11:10:10:09 Many of the photographs were, we
11:10:12:18 know, taken by Mrs. Chase. 11:10:14:12 She was an amateur photographer.
11:10:17:00 They give an extraordinary 11:10:19:15 glimpse into what you might call
11:10:21:24 a guilded age summer, but really 11:10:24:15 more importantly into chase’s
11:10:26:24 life and work. 11:10:28:15 These photographs particularly
11:10:29:21 are extremely important because 11:10:32:00 many of the same scenes that
11:10:34:18 chase depicted are visible in 11:10:37:18 the photographs.
11:10:40:12 Chase is indelibly associated 11:10:42:09 with the paintings that he did
11:10:43:27 here in the Shinnecock hills. 11:10:46:06 Our own painting, 1895, “The
11:10:48:21 Bayberry Bush,” is really 11:10:50:09 emblematic of the —
11:10:54:00 Ask he really did find pictorial 11:10:56:15 gold in this landscape.
11:10:58:00 I think one of the most 11:10:59:18 interesting things about that
11:11:00:15 painting is of course the 11:11:01:21 presence of the house that they
11:11:03:12 lived in, the three daughters. 11:11:06:24 It is a complete look at the
11:11:08:18 artist and his life, I think, 11:11:11:03 having the domestic realm, the
11:11:13:03 landscape realm. 11:11:15:18 There’s perhaps no better entry
11:11:17:09 into the creative life of 11:11:18:21 William Merritt Chase than this
11:11:19:27 painting we see here, “Alice in 11:11:21:21 the Shinnecock Studio,” from
11:11:23:15 around 1900. 11:11:26:09 Alice Dieudonn�e Chase, his
11:11:27:15 oldest daughter, was often 11:11:30:15 depicted by chase in his
11:11:32:12 paintings. 11:11:33:18 Alice is really a surrogate for
11:11:35:24 the viewer, inviting us into the 11:11:37:27 rarified atmosphere of the
11:11:39:06 artist’s studio. 11:11:40:24 While the norm natural subject
11:11:42:06 of the painting is the studio, 11:11:44:00 the true theme is painting
11:11:45:15 itself. 11:11:46:12 Here we see so many objects that
11:11:48:15 become a self-portrait for the 11:11:51:03 artist.
11:11:51:24 The Shinnecock painting on the 11:11:55:21 easel, the glow of the brick
11:11:58:06 back he collected, his upended 11:12:00:24 paintbrushes, the sketch of
11:12:02:12 Vel�zquez in the upper left and
11:12:03:12 the light coming through the 11:12:04:12 studio window.
11:12:05:24 It’s a complex fusion of art 11:12:07:27 with family, landscape, and the
11:12:09:27 material world. 11:12:11:27 I think chase was very much a
11:12:13:18 student you might say, of the 11:12:15:21 light here on the east end.
11:12:17:12 He was extraordinarily aware of 11:12:19:12 the light at all times, and his
11:12:21:15 painting is infused with that 11:12:23:09 perception.
11:12:27:15 We would welcome your visit with 11:12:30:09 you’re out on the east end of
11:12:31:18 Long Island, come to the museum 11:12:33:15 in water mill, New York, just
to 11:12:34:27 the east of south Hampton
11:12:36:15 village. 11:12:39:03>>>Finally, we visit a family
11:12:41:03 at their glass studio in 11:12:42:18 St. Louis.
11:12:43:03 For five generations, they have 11:12:44:18 stayed connected to the history
11:12:45:21 of their faith through art, 11:12:47:09 creating stained glass pieces.
11:12:49:12 They work with churches of all 11:12:51:03 denominations, with one
11:12:52:24 mission — 11:12:53:09 To awaken spirituality through
11:12:55:09 the medieval art form of stained 11:12:58:00 glass.
11:12:58:15 Take a look. 11:13:02:12 ��
11:13:05:06>>I think a lot of people 11:13:07:06 dismiss sacred arts because they
11:13:10:03 see it as restricted. 11:13:12:24 There are too many boundaries
11:13:14:06 and rules that we have to 11:13:15:15 follow.
11:13:15:27 It’s actually quite the 11:13:17:00 opposite.
11:13:18:09 I think a music once he 11:13:20:27 understands music theory, it’s
11:13:22:18 only then that he’s able to 11:13:24:06 really improvise and have fun.
11:13:26:12 And same is with truth, with 11:13:29:09 stained glass, sacred art is
11:13:31:24 that once you understand your 11:13:33:15 theology, then you can have fun,
11:13:35:06 you can avoid repeating the same 11:13:36:27 images over and over.
11:13:38:09 Stained glass isn’t simply 11:13:39:21 angels or saints, it has the
11:13:43:21 whole of god’s repellent 11:13:45:24 attitude at your disposal.
11:13:47:00 And we have an infinite source 11:13:50:24 as our subject.
11:13:51:15 So you have quite a few options 11:13:53:15 to play with.
11:13:55:03 My great grandfather was trained 11:13:57:12 in the New York school of fine
11:13:58:21 arts in Bavaria, Germany, and 11:14:00:21 when he immigrated in the middle
11:14:02:06 to early 1890s to this 11:14:04:00 country, settled in St. Louis,
11:14:05:18 eventually, and we’ve been here 11:14:08:18 ever since.
11:14:11:09 One thing our studio has always 11:14:12:24 been known for is the depth of
11:14:15:15 theology. 11:14:16:18 Everybody who has worked here
11:14:18:21 has been trained here. 11:14:20:03 They all have their masters or
11:14:21:18 bachelor’s degrees in art or 11:14:23:12 theology, or architecture.
11:14:25:18 We tend to try to imbed many 11:14:29:24 different layers of theology
11:14:31:12 within our windows, some that 11:14:32:27 are immediately obvious when you
11:14:34:09 walk into a church, you see 11:14:35:21 color and form, but we also want
11:14:38:27 people to be able to study these 11:14:40:18 windows and discover things that
11:14:42:24 happen after they have been 11:14:44:09 sitting in a church for a year
11:14:45:27 or two or three. 11:14:51:12>>I’m charged with meeting with
11:14:53:00 committees of various churches 11:14:54:18 and generating content for their
11:14:58:15 sacred space. 11:15:00:06 So I work with the committee to
11:15:01:27 nail down what they want in 11:15:04:12 terms of content in their
11:15:05:24 building. 11:15:07:09 My job is to make something
11:15:09:03 beautiful, conceptually 11:15:10:21 rigorous, so that it’s not
11:15:12:27 kitschy, it transcends that and 11:15:15:09 becomes something that has a
11:15:16:12 durable presence over the life 11:15:18:24 of the building, even longer
11:15:20:15 than that. 11:15:22:15 Everyone here does a number of
11:15:24:18 things. 11:15:25:00 My biggest responsibility is to
11:15:27:06 cut the glass. 11:15:28:18 So the artist will set out or
11:15:31:24 set forth a general scheme of 11:15:33:18 colors, and I try and capture
11:15:36:03 the spirit of that by realizing 11:15:38:12 all the while that the color on
11:15:40:18 paint, or the color on paper and 11:15:42:12 color on glass are two wildly
11:15:44:06 different things. 11:15:46:18>>The cutting of the glass
11:15:47:27 affects the aesthetic outcome of
11:15:49:21 the window, but even after I’ve 11:15:51:06 painted on it, it has to be put
11:15:54:00 together. 11:15:54:27 That’s hours and hours of work.
11:15:56:12 So for this to be possible, you 11:15:58:03 really have to divide the labor.
11:16:00:06 So we have glazers, cementers, 11:16:04:15 and people who install the
11:16:05:24 window. 11:16:06:09 They all effect the outcome of
11:16:08:12 that window. 11:16:10:27>>So we have two real materials
11:16:12:24 that we work with, the first is 11:16:14:24 glass, and —
11:16:16:00 Just different interplay between 11:16:17:15 colors and textures.
11:16:18:24 The second material is actually 11:16:20:09 immaterial, and that’s light.
11:16:22:06 The challenge is largely trying 11:16:24:27 to determine what the lighting
11:16:26:24 conditions will be. 11:16:28:03 A north-facing window is
11:16:29:21 different from an east-facing 11:16:31:03 window, seasonal sun also plays
11:16:33:18 into that part too. 11:16:35:09 And just knowing how each color
11:16:37:00 reacts when it’s lit up next to 11:16:40:03 an adjacent piece of glass.
11:16:44:09>>We do it exactly the same way 11:16:46:00 we’ve done it in the 12th, 13th,
11:16:47:21 14th centuries. 11:16:49:03 Dad says a 15th century glazer
11:16:51:00 could come to work for us. 11:16:53:06 And by tomorrow he’d be familiar
11:16:54:24 with everything that we do. 11:16:56:15>>People came to us and said
11:16:57:24 why don’t you design your 11:16:59:09 windows on a computer, those CAD
11:17:01:03 programs? 11:17:01:15 Well, I’ve seen CAD programs,
11:17:02:24 and they tend to look more like 11:17:04:06 a cartoon, but the handcraft
11:17:06:03 still has an organic feel, and 11:17:08:15 it surprises people.
11:17:10:18 And it’s — 11:17:11:09 And it is true, that’s one of
11:17:12:18 the things we adhere to the old 11:17:14:15 ways, our style, the way the
11:17:17:03 windows look. 11:17:19:15 After the middle ages, society
11:17:21:00 became literate, and at that 11:17:24:00 point our charge changed, and
11:17:26:27 now, rather than being a picture 11:17:28:24 book for the theology of stained
11:17:31:00 glass, now our intent is to 11:17:33:09 spark the discussion about our
11:17:35:15 faith, so that as people start 11:17:37:00 to inspect our windows, and —
11:17:40:27 We want these windows to be 11:17:42:12 current for an 18-year-old, or
a 11:17:44:27 48-year-old, or an 88-year-old,
11:17:46:21 and we want it to be current you 11:17:48:09 know, 100 years from now.
11:17:49:27 So we want that spark of 11:17:51:03 discussion, that discovery to
11:17:52:24 happen, so that people who do 11:17:55:27 discover the theology within our
11:17:57:18 windows and usually we invent 11:17:59:12 two or three, four different
11:18:01:00 layers of theology, some to be 11:18:03:00 discovered right away, some not
11:18:04:15 to be discovered until years 11:18:06:06 later.
11:18:11:12>>There seems to be quite a bit 11:18:12:18 of demand for mosaics in sacred
11:18:15:03 spaces currently, so we are 11:18:17:06 designing mosaics, and we’ve
11:18:19:12 done several large projects in 11:18:21:09 recent years.
11:18:22:03 So we use glass, but we also use 11:18:24:21 stone mosaics, and we also
11:18:27:06 handcraft tiles, if the design 11:18:29:03 calls for that.
11:18:30:12 So it’s in a way an opposite 11:18:34:24 medium from our stained glass,
11:18:36:18 because the stained glass is 11:18:37:21 predicated on transmitted light,
11:18:39:21 whereas the mosaic functions on 11:18:41:15 reflected light.
11:18:42:15 So it’s — 11:18:43:15 They’re opposite mediums, but
11:18:45:03 they’re both with glass or 11:18:46:21 ceramic.
11:18:52:18>>How often do you get a chance 11:18:54:18 to work in something so
11:18:56:00 beautiful, so permanent, it 11:18:59:27 would leave such a foot print
in 11:19:02:21 history, and work all over the
11:19:04:03 world? 11:19:04:18 So it seems like each generation
11:19:06:12 has to choose it on their own. 11:19:08:00 For five generations now, it
11:19:10:09 looks like it’s in really good 11:19:12:00 hands.
11:19:14:21>>To see more, check out their 11:19:16:03 website.
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