Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Creation Rose, 1976

"The creation theme for the west rose was adopted
by the [Washington National] Cathedral Chapter in
1935. It is a ten petal rose. Rowan LeCompte chose
to make the window in pure color and free form
taking his cue from the Book of Genesis “and the
earth was without form and void and darkness was
upon the face of the deep” ...”and God said,
Let there be light”. The center of the window has
deep mysterious colors with a single piece of burning
white glass at its core. From this center the light
radiates outward and the colors of the window turn
brighter as the eye moves towards the outer petals.
While the predominant color is blue, it has large
areas of fall colors." — Jewels of Light

The Creation Rose (West Rose), 1976
Artist: Rowan LeCompte


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