Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Sacred Material

Sacred Material is a new book that covers the work I did as part of the new cathedral of Los Angeles that opened in 2002. The book tells how that work became a series of three major tapestry cycles: The Communion of Saints, The Baptism of the Lord and The New Jerusalem. Essays describe the conceptual approach to the cathedral artwork and how the actual making of the tapestries developed. Sacred Material also contains a hagiography contributed by Sr. Mary Joanne Wittenburg that outlines the stories of the saints depicted in the tapestries. An essay by Bruce Robertson, Director of the Museum of Art, Design and Architecture at UC Santa Barbara contextualizes the art of the tapestries. Fr. Richard Vosko, who was a key figure in the art planning for the cathedral, contributes a foreword to the book. 

The book is published by Angel City Press with design by Lentini Design and Marketing

Sample pages from Sacred Material