The pieces included in Wings of the
Spirit were created especially for Easter, the most joy filled feast
of the Church, and are also used for other celebrations including
weddings and funerals. They were spontaneously created to visually
heighten the experience of celebrations, to adorn the table of the
Lord, and to focus attention on the Word of God.
Each of the eight pieces that surround the altar are shaped as overlapping
tips of wings. Angel wings? Wings of a dove? Wings of the Spirit.
Each wing is appliquéd with abstract flowers free cut from
vibrant silks and taffetas with a graceful cross set against the
light of the sun on the front panel, repeated on the veil and burse;
the lectern piece is a symbol of butterfly wings. The first festival
stole is appliqued with all of the joyful colors in a random pattern
and the second repeats the cross and sun.
Community: St. Christopher’s
Episcopal Church, Springfield, VA