Southern Cross

Southern Cross
glass appliqué
220 x 180 cm
Meditatiekapel - Ziekenhuis Gooi-Noord, Blaricum

On this project, the artist Silawanebessy, was asked to create a stainglass-applique window where the setting for this chapel should be universal. That is to say that patients of the hospital or their relatives could retreat themselves in stillness. Combined with the blue-ultramarine window the artist created a plate of copper which was covered with 24 carat gold leaves as a point of meditation and as an echo of the tradition of the icons. In this small chapel the sunlight bursts in enthusiastically and creates a sublime atmosphere, where the window divided in grids hold small pieces of openings of colours as in a night full of stars. This reference to a map of the starry sky could change the viewer also into a traveller of the soul.