My loving and creative Mom, Peg Lentz, commissioned me to make woven banners for the altar at her church, St. Mary's in Aurora IL. She requested that I use bright colors representing all of the different parishioners woven together into a representation of the St. Mary's community. Upon visiting by the church, I was inspired by the rose window above the altar. It is composed of geometric "slices" of jewel-toned colors. I wanted the banners to be act like woven windows. So, I died cotton yarn to match, and I wove the weft to mimic the jagged "slices." Since Father Tim requested that the banners be different from each other to create more interest, I wove them with varying warps and lengths. It's my hope that these banners add light, color, and beauty to an already beautiful church, and that the parishioners enjoy them. Thank you so much to Peg and Tom Lentz and Fr. Tim for allowing me to be a part of this special project. It was a joy!
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.