Another job I’ve completed recently, for a local church building in Birstall.
Birstall Methodist Church had new doors were fitted in the refurbished entrance hall and it was suggested they needed something to break the space up.
It needed some element on the glass for safety reasons – so people didn’t walk through them. But it also needed something to break the line of sight through them, so a congregation aren’t distracted by activity on t’other side. To, as I say, ‘break up the space’ or soften the oblongs.
Here are the blank fitted doors:
Various designs were considered. At first, a selection of overtly biblical designs were entertained, but rightly the signification of such icons and themes needed to be considered. Also, words and word-patterns were considered, but again this did not seem right – too significant. It was agreed that a more generic design was needed.
Some initial very busy proposals were toned down and eventually this simpler yet still hopefully strong and warm design was agreed.
The aim of my design is to evoke the flow of the feeling, the sense, the wisdom, ‘the spirit’. The flow of the energy of a living faith in something bigger than all of us. The simple universal symbol of peace is included, shown as the fruit of the flowing spirit, the fruit of a living faith in a bigger better thing.
My designs were expertly cut and fitted by Steve and his team at local Birstall signmakers Sign Wizards
If you’d like me to work on anything like this for you, just give me a shout.