The Bear Is Almost Done


The Bear Window for All Saints Cathedral

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


16 thoughts on “The Bear Is Almost Done

  1. What a beautiful way to pay tribute! I agree with momentum…you are incredibly gifted. I LOVE stain glass pieces. They bring a luminscent color and vibrancy to a building. Some day I will have a fo-Tiffany in my house! (Unless I play lotto, real Tiffany piece is NOT happenin lol).

    • Yeah well it’s not happening here either, lol. Those lamps have up to 600 very small pieces, I have a friend who made 1, and only 1…lol 🙂

  2. That is very beautiful Julia. Such dedication as a memorial is wonderful. You sure are blessed spiritually and creatively. Thank you for sharing and getting me more inspired.

  3. What a wonderful sentiment — and so gorgeously expressed! You are a gift to your church, your community, your nation, and to the world, which is made so much better for you being here.

    Thank you for stopping by Be Whole Now. I poked around your site a bit. Loved the Crazy Talented Girls — who should be famous in, oh, about twenty minutes, and also read the Rayne, Rayne Don’t Go Away! post. Blessings to you and your beloved wife. The world truly IS becoming a more accepting, more loving, more compassionate place, though sometimes it’s hard to remember. (:

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