2021

Suspended Belief

George Knowles

George Knowles

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

2021

Suspended Belief

George Knowles

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

2021

Suspended Belief

George Knowles

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Growing up in the Methodist church, listening to the sermon was usually the last thing on my mind. Because the bible stories were always so hard for me to understand, I would usually find myself much more entertained with the 50 foot stained glass mural behind the altar. In this symbolic mosaic of colorful glass tiles, the glimmering morning sunshine would refract and scatter in a way that never failed to capture my imagination. This stained glass abstraction of the trinity(Pater, Filius, Spiritus) represents the delicate balance between change and stability which religion is supposed to inspire. In preparation for this project I became acquainted with Peter Romano, longtime owner and operator of Brooklyn's only stained glass supply store, who was very generous in instruction and encouragement in the delicate art of stained glass cutting.

Suspended Belief