This split canvas piece begins the story of St. Paul's founding & starts off the timeline by guiding the viewer from the left side of the entry wall into the center, approaching the tetragrammaton.
48" x 48"
We now find ourselves at the tetragrammaton, a symbol for Yahweh—YHVH. It is symbolic of the manifestation of the Logos on the four planes below the highest. This image is a reinterpretation of a large mandala on the church ceiling, an architectural focal point, and a symbol of their unity. We decided to place this in the center, between the two timelines as a bridge between experiences.
map of st. paul's - richmond
50" x 35"
Next is the 1923 map locating the bird's eye view of St. Paul's. Another bridge piece between the two timelines, this piece illustrates the mantra of the congregation: Christ in the Heart of the City -- with the dove symbolizing the messages from God received at their location in downtown Richmond, VA
our growth into the future 1946-now
90" x 54"
We have now been guided over to the far right side of the wall, closest to where people would enter. This split canvas piece takes us from the recent past to celebrating the future of where St. Paul's is going.
On the opposite wall, technology becomes a part of the piece and how it can be experienced. Viewers are invited to scan the QR Code to match up the abstracted graphic in the artwork with the original photograph.
Scanning the QR Code allows the viewer to see what the original photograph looked like so that the history can still be preserved within the artistic memorial & celebration. Each number represents an image used. Just match up the numbers to the filename -- view them all here
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