This project has been buzzing around in my head for quite a while since the idea was first suggested to me by the vicar of St James, who just happens to be my brother in law!
It has actually been commissioned by a very lovely member of his congregation. I was asked to incorporate some of the symbols in the church and a Celtic cross to reflect the Scottish heritage of the lady commissioning the piece.
St James’ was consecrated in 1839 and has a beautifully stenciled chancel ceiling added in the early 20th century. The ceiling very much reflects the Gothic Revival style of A W N Pugin and the Arts and Crafts movement, which is my absolute favourite period in art history. So I knew I was going to enjoy this one.
The next step was sketching out some ideas and running them past the Vicar and the patron of this piece.
A two way conversation then happened, where elements of the designs were selected, ideas passed back to me and we kept going until two designs were reached .
I will leave you guessing until my next post to see which design was chosen !!!
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