Through a glass, darkly?
All Saints lacks a building, let alone stained glass
windows. Quite the opposite is true in Europe where two new stained glass works have been crafted by two of the world’s
foremost contemporary artists, Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke.
Richter’s work now fills the south transept
of the Cologne Cathedral which was bombed out in WWII. Upon their completion, Polke’s twelve windows
will be placed in Zurich’s Romanesque
This recent New Yorker article tells the fascinating story
of how the windows came about, who the artists are, what they hoped to achieve,
and the beautiful and perplexing results of their efforts.