St James-the-Less Assembly for Light

St James-the-Less Assembly for Light

1996

Wood, 9' x 12' x 13'

The placing of the Lantern within the church nave was to emphasize a symbolic notion, whilst its function was to light the church, it is meant to be read as a formal and spiritual response to the Altar situated at the eastern end within the Apse. The altar within the church plan of the Latin cross is meant to symbolize His presence, the Lantern I meant to represent the congregation beneath the actual structure. The structure was made to be hung during Advent, candles positioned on the fish-like patterns hanging from the main structure alight the nave. The polychromatic qualities of the brickwork within the church are reflected by the use of maple, beech and mahogany woods of the lantern.