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Jewish Chapel, Bangor, ME.


Copyright © 1997 Nancy Gutkin O'Neil
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Jewish Chapel, Bangor, ME.
1997


Members of several Jewish congregations in the Bangor area came together to create a Funeral Chapel for their community. I was commissioned to design a series of windows. All of the windows are meant to give solace and comfort, while drawing from Jewish legends.

I worked closely with Rabbi Isaacs of Temple Beth Abraham to come up with appropriate imagery for these panels. I wanted the designs to show people that they are not alone, and also to recognize and honor their loss.

The windows each feature a painted and fired illustration, along with foliage associated with Israel, and a border of starry night sky. They are set deeply into the window wall, which adds to their drama.

Project photos by Jon Bonjour