Midwestern University

Glendale, Arizona

This whole project including all furniture was designed and constructed by Hogan Studios. As you approach the “jewel” of the campus the stained glass window at the entrance beckon you with the deset colors, a river of life flows throughout, and crystals in the sky lead the eye inside. A tree of life displays robust reds, yellows and oranges at its base, suggesting the fullness of a fruitful tree of life. Entering the greeting area, the floor takes up the theme of the river of life, flowing through the chapel floor and narrowing as it approaches the reredos (altar) wall. Inside the chapel, clear clear story stained glass windows move in color harmony with the elements: spring (water) summer (earth), autumn (fire), and winter (wind). To the south, the winter colors of lavender and cerulean blue blue give way to the autumn colors of fire. On the north, more lavenders, Prussian blue-greys, and touches of purple lead to the colors of summer:emerald greens, earthy leaves, and lime green, all bursting with the river of life in streaky blues. On the altar wall, shapes of carved clouds give the sense of a dove, which is a sign of peace. Above these clouds are rays that flow with the stained glass to blend the seasons of summer and autumn with the deep blues of creation, pierced with the golden rays of hope and joy.

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