The sanctuary at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono, Maine is decorated with snowflakes during Epiphany.
SNOWFLAKES IN THE SANCTUARY offered an opportunity to work in a different medium and in a much larger scale than my bookwork. I created a design for the installation and began cutting snowflakes in late October. And, during the Christmas season I offered two snowflake-cutting workshops at the church for members and visitors to create snowflakes for use in the installation.
The hanging was created with paper snowflakes hung with thread and fishing line and suspended 12 feet up on facing walls. They move with any slight breeze and when the lights are on, cast shadows on the wall. The paper is Finch opaque bright white and is archival, strong, and thin enough for crisp folding.
The pastor’s stole and altar and pulpit cloths were made with layers of transparent blue and turquoise organza and glitter tulle. The paper snowflakes were sandwiched in between the fabric layers and embroidered by hand to keep them in place.
And finally, individual snowflakes were placed in each hymnal.
It was a fun project. Thanks for reading this post.