liturgical stained glass
chapel windows were produced for the home of Mr. & Mrs. Willie
Nelson in 1976. The Nelson's had seen my work at a one-person show at a
restaurant in Evergreen, Colorado, where they were living at the time.
They contacted me, bought several of my free-hanging artworks, then
commissioned this set of windows for a small room in their home, which
they intended to use as a chapel and Sunday-school room for their two
daughters. Connie (Mrs. Nelson) explained that it wasn't that they were
ultra-religious, but that Willie's fame made it impossible for them to
attend church like everybody else.
Although I like this artwork a lot, my design skills in 1976 were much
less refined than they are at present. I like to think that I would
create something much more impressive, stylistically, if given the same
opportunity today. An example of a much more recent artwork with a Christian
theme can be seen here.
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