|Project by Arthouse||posted 05-13-2016 12:48 PM||1189 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
Born out of Love and inspired by the Holy Spirit. God gave me the inspiration to create to honor my parents. It is a token of my love and affection to my family and heritage. I designed , build and donated this Gothic Altar to this church in memorial to my descesed parents. It was an honor for my Great Grandfather build the church and my Great Uncle was the Architect Circa 1903. I started with Sugar maple cutting and fitting to the Gothic Arch which was predominately the whole design wanting it to fit into the Church’s elements and complimenting my Great Uncles Germanic Gothic style. I designed it to be open and airy to blend in. I then laid out the arches to include the four gospels with two four hole design. I included the three curve dove like center openings to symbolize the holy trinity. I then used the whole curved section in front to symbolize a Challis to hold the love I feel for my craft , my family and heritage . My endeavor will stand for a lifetime hoping some other relative will include there gifts from my family down the line. It was a introspective journey of love from my heart . An owl even came and stayed at my studio for five days to give me confidence and heavens approval. Healing Cardinals danced outside to there approval for a spiritual uplift from my Heart. I don’t like calling myself an artist for I cannot evoke feelings in furniture but this piece I can say I am an artist for it is born out of Love and evokes feelings from the parishioners and visitor alike. Through God I am able to inspire people with my Love to go do there best with love. I now have a depressed felling of closure I must deal with but will always be able to visit my Altar to reaffirm my faith and the journey of love I took to create this tribute of love every Sunday till I die . All this and Heaven too. Dan Pfeiffer .
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart