Wednesday, December 8, 2010


This is the easel that the bible will rest against. below is a shot of my work bench
with all the parts of the tabernacle.

Freshly layed gold on the ceiling part of the top piece of the tabernacle. I layed full
sheets of gold for this. It's not easy to lay a full sheet of gold, but I did it!(many times)

This is the dome and the crowning cross. I enjoyed a glass of wine after doing this!

These are the 8 columns that will hold the ceiling/roof/dome. They are as brillient
as I could make them. There has been an add-on to this job, the 4 apostles,
Mathew, Mark, Luke & John will be carved symbolicly and gilded to set on the 4
corners of the roof, next to the dome. That will be done in January some time.
Right now I'm on crunch time. Everything needs to be completed and over to the
church for the unvailing this Sunday. I'm nervous of course.
I'll keep you posted!


Celeste Bergin said...

Oh my gosh---it is incredible-looking! What a gorgeous job you have done. I'm awestruck!

martinealison said...

J'étais déjà époustouflée par votre travail en cours... Son évolution me renverse... je vous félicite et ce verre de vin était bien méritoire. Je lève mon verre à votre succès.

wetoilpaint said...

Just so very beautiful and the add-on sounds divine! Excellent work! Would love one day to see it in person.

Judy P. said...

Your efforts have paid off; it all looks so beautiful!

Gilberto said...

Wow!!! I have a bottle marked for the day before Christmas, but after seeing that work, I need something to slow my heart beat. So is open, Chin Chin!!! to the beautiful work and to you, the artist that made it happen.
Merry Christmas Bill.

billspaintingmn said...

OK! I just put the last leaf into place! The customer,(Paul) was by last night. He was very happy with the results.
Now it gets esembled and gingerly driven to the church.
I was told this tabernacle is dedicated to Renee, my wife. I got choked up. I give thanks.

Thank all of you for your kind comments and positive support. It has helped me at this difficult time. (This was a tuff job)

Sunday will be the unvailing of this. I will post some pics and let you know how it goes.
Thanks again Everyone! My heart is light!

gianni fragali said...

The science of creation,
that brings something
into existence,
has answers,
that exist not,
until the horse hair's
of one's dream catcher,
seizes the greatness of one's dreams.
Known not by name,
yet correctly postured
in steadfast reliance,
and hiding in plain sight
a humble manner resides.

To discover, challenge and dare
the rainmaker
of quiet distinction,
escaping the peril
of denial,
lit from an unseen light,
unnoticed and untamed,
the eyes of sleep,
of every being,
knows that deep
in the caverns
of one's existence,
opens the entrance
to a precious spirit
that is ever so present;
known not by name,
but as our soul.

The answers
lie in the path journeyed
by those
of consecrated credence,
having laid foot
on a beaten path
that possess
the richest minerals
found in the soil
and in a true leader,
for it is the path itself
that owns the highest
regarded attributes,
thought not to exist,
in the equation of science.
Known not by name,
but as our own experience.

gianni fragali 2011

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