The bear is almost off the studio table. It is number 5 in a series of 6 windows for the Standing Stones Chapel at All Saints Cathedral in Edmonton. In a narrowly avoided car accident, it broke…I was on my way to install it at the time. I’m thinking of wrapping it in cotton and having a police escort to the church this time. 🙂
The windows that I produced for the chapel are meant to recognise the contribution of the First Nations Peoples to the history of the Anglican Church of Canada, give them a space to worship within their own traditions, and maybe, to bring about healing. A healing place for those who were abused, and their relatives, at the hands of those who ran the Anglican residential schools in Canada. The aftermath of the period of residential schools has affected thousands of our First Nations Peoples, and we owe it to them to never forget. I realise my windows and words are just a drop in the ocean of what the Anglican Church of Canada, and it’s members, have to do at bring restitution for this tragedy, however I do hope that it helps to bring some healing.
On a personal note, I would like to thank Father Travis Enright, and the Very Reverend Neil Gordon for their support and belief in me.
God Bless, Julia