- Media kid screen printed adhesive labels, applique on felt, foam core, cherry frame
- Size 120 x 95 inches
- Year 2019
Collaborators: Students of 2019 Grace Arts Camp, Kirsten Tucker, Jon Fischer, The Rev. Mary Carter Greene
Notes: Installed at Grace Cathedral (San Francisco)
Over the course of a week in July 2019, students enrolled in Grace Arts Camp collaborated with master art instructors to create this large-scale work based on the geometry and textures of the Cathedral. With a curriculum rooted in fundamental color theory, the project combined textile art and screen printing to expose students to the enjoyment of implementing process-driven artforms to generate beauty.
Rose Window: Each student designed and assembled one portion of the final design using iron-on applique swatches on felt squares. The individual squares were fitted together to resolve the window’s complex geometry—a pattern that was derived from the same series of inscribed arcs and circles that forms Grace’s iconic east facing Rose Window.
Rectangle Windows: Using color pairs from adjacent positions on the color wheel, students screen printed solid gradients on hundreds of recycled laser printer labels in batches. The next day, students printed repeating images on top of their color gradients using neutral and metallic inks. These images were originally collected from graphite rubbings of surfaces found within the Cathedral grounds. On the final day, students adhered the labels to the windows using defined color relationships. The result is an art object that not only represents the feeling of the Cathedral, but is also made of direct imprints of its physical structure.