In memory of Isla Foulger, who sadly only lived for a short time in 2008, this font is to be a lasting memorial of her, and a powerful statement about Baptism in this sacred space.
The life-sized dummy was requested by the DAC and has been really useful in seeing how it will work in reality. As you see, we used a variety of people (tall and short!) with a variety of dollies and people to see how it would work.
Having seen it in size and discussing its use in practice, we now await permission from the DAC to apply for a faculty and commission the piece itself.
Comments on “Font Design 2010”
Just a point to consider… is there room for the Paschal Candle here too? I don’t know the building but it looks a bit tight to have the candle there all year and the font. Just a thought.
Benedictine altar arrangement, however, noted and approved!
I do see that. Having the font by the door does both, though. a) it is the first thing (gateway) that you come to but also b) it becomes the stoop, thus continually reminding us of our baptismal promises.
It also makes sense for the font to have its own space to process to and to mark it out as being outside the main space – something which was particularly important to the ancients. I get the symbolism that you’re aiming for but I’m not 100% convinced, myself, that it speaks clearly of what you’re hoping to say…