experiment in perception begins with a one-hundred-year-old doorknob
which is set in a doorplate embellished with an inlay of gems and gold
leaf. As an illuminated manuscript begins a story, the bas relief letter ‘A’ doorknob invites you to continue reading. Next to this ornate rectangle is the word MOMENT, writtenon the door of the Illumination Chamber. “A Moment.” Give a moment of your time. Open the door and step in.
an entirely mosaiced room. The lines of the Etruscan influenced pattern
on the floor, continue up the walls creating a striped wainscot. Lines
curve into vines on the upper walls. Stars cover the domed ceiling. Now,
close the door. The walls glow. The floor glows. The ceiling glows. The
whole hexagon shaped room glows. Stand in the center space with every
plane - the floor, the walls and the ceiling - illuminating the dark.
for one of the five porcelain handles placed around the top of the
wainscot. Truth, Beauty, Love, Happiness, Soul. Turn a handle and gentle
light pours out. Not enough truth or beauty? Turn the handles. Not
enough love and happiness? Turn the handles. Need a bit more from
living? Turn on some soul, baby, and stand in the light. Just take a
moment of your time. Illuminate some big ideas. Evolutionary ideals
avail themselves to you, right here, right now.
step out into your everyday world. Close the door. Continue on with yet
another experience in your pantheon of strange beauty in unusual
Illumination Chamber is scheduled for a Fall 2013 completion.
Arrangements are in the works for the exhibit to be installed at the
Historic Seattle’s Good Shepherd Center Chapel in Seattle, Washington.