Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Ecclesiastical Woodcarving: Still Possible Today

While recently researching the sacrament house, I came across the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Utah, which has a number of interesting angles that could be explored within it.

As part of that search, I came to be introduced to the work of Agrell Architectural Woodcarving who specialize in woodcarving, within a domestic, public and ecclesiastical context. I was rather impressed with the quality work I saw coming from them in a variety of styles, from that which is gothic, more baroque, to that "other modern" we have been considering lately.

Their connection with the Cathedral of the Madeleine is that they carved the very same sacrament house which we briefly showed, and also the screen pictured below which forms a part of today's cathedra in that cathedral.

Some other images from their site shows forth some of their skills, and it should take little imagination to consider how these might be applied within an ecclesiastical context today.

To see more of their projects, visit their Projects page.

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