The chapel design was influenced by architect Minoru Yamasaki’s U of R campus master plan, before he also designed the Twin Towers in New York (which were destroyed on 9/11). The corner fenestration provided an ideal setting for the two modernist French windows that were to arrive forty years later.
The Rault studio, uniquely among glass artists, used two forms of stained glass: conventional painted vitreous enamel for the figures, and decorative dalle de verre (aka slab or faceted glass). The panels hover as if free of gravity in front of the fortuitous original glazing.
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