All four designs focus on the nature of God’s light penetrating the darkness. A transition from light to dark colors is employed throughout. The works also include the element of movement signifying the mercy of God transforming us and this world. In three of the works the light emanates from the center, reinforcing God being at the center of our lives and creation. In the Pentecost panel the light transitions in numerous planes, coinciding with the growth and movement of our spirit and the church.
Purple for Lent
The partially obscured starlight represents the coming of the passion. The light of God’s coming resurrection is overtaking the darkness of death. The earth represents where we as humans dwell, originating from dust and returning to dust, but through Christ we look forward to our resurrection and joining the saints of the heavenly stars.
White for Christmas and Easter
The intense light in this design signifies the dazzling brilliance of Christ. In His coming to earth and returning to God in resurrection his Everlasting light still shimmers in our lives, His life transforming darkness. The Chi Rho symbol of Christ is centered in the middle of the transforming light. A light ring depicts Christ’s invitation to eternity with God. The shimmering circles represent our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Red for Pentecost
This art features a large dove coming to earth representing the Holy Spirit as it descended on the early Christians moving them to spread the gospel and begin building Christ’s church. The segmented planes signify the flames/wind of the Holy Spirit moving around us and the small circles at the junctions of the planes represent connecting points to God and our Christian family.
Green for Ordinary Time
The featured Jerusalem Cross indicates Christ moving towards all four corners of the earth along with reinforcing the Jerusalem Cross on the other liturgical paraments. The vertical and horizontal tubing mimics the green cross that hangs in the Calvary sanctuary during ordinary time. The tubing provides a border for the pathways in the wall art. These pathways include swirls, which in varying sizes represent the various ages and races of the Christian church moving in or growing towards Christ and out to spread His word like the tides of the sea.
Purple for Advent
The partially obscured starlight represents the coming of Christ to the earth, invested with human nature and form. The star has not shown its’ full glory because Christ has not yet come. The size of the star and its’ intensity is meant to show the vastness and greatness of God and His love for man. The many stars represent the galaxy of saints that have come before us and will come after.