Sunday, December 02, 2007

St. Monica's Columbarium

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Anonymous duende said...

Lovely pics, as usual. This one, though, reminded me of an exhibition I saw, recently, at the local art museum. It was one of Damien Hirst's butterfly paintings, a triptych of gothic stained glass arches using butterfly wings. http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/beverly-hills-2007-02-damien-hirst/

It was gorgeous, yet disturbing in a way that glass windows generally aren't. So much death to create such beauty. Not a problem for St. Monica's, but it does make me think of the great cathedrals of Europe, which are also stunningly beautiful, but required many deaths to complete. I wonder if this is why American churches mostly seem less awe-full than those of the old world?

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