Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dome of light

The dome of light is the world's largest one-piece stained glass artwork, 30 meters in diameter with a coverage about 2180 meters square, that is located in the underground station--Formosa Boulevard Station of Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit system. The masterpiece was a creation of the Italian Narcissus Quagliata in cooperation with Derix Glass Studios in Germany (Jurgen Gerbig even joked about it at a media conference: "Germans have ideas, Italian know how, and Taiwanese have some money). Its 4,500 glass panels present 4 themes: water, earth, light and fire each of these represent birth, growth, glory, destruction and rebirth respectively.

ThemeStarMeaning
Water
Women and Birth
MoonFire of Hope
Birth of wisdom
Dream
Magic
Earth
Men and Growth
EarthLove
Humble
Flying time
Light
Creation and Glory
SunDance of godess and oracle
Meditation
Fire
Destruction and rebirth
CollapsarScream
Conscience
Grief
Pheonix



4 comments:

Laura said...

Wow - Narcissus Quagliata in cooperation with Derix Glass Studios! Those are some big names in stained glass. That is a fabulous piece! Thanks for posting it.

Laura Goff Parham
State of the Art, Inc.
Stained Glass Studio
Knoxville, TN SOTAGLASS.COM

rumah murah said...

Really amazing human work I like it very much. Thank you for the precious information.

hchino said...

"Germans have ideas, Italian know how, and Taiwanese have some money".

I believe this quote is not quite right. I believe it should read: "Italians have some ideas, Germans know how and Taiwanese have some money".

At least in the "Dome of Light" piece it was the Italian, N. Quagliata who had all the ideas and the Germans who provided the "know how" of putting the panels conceived and painted by Narcissus together.

Secure Car Parking Heathrow said...

Those are some really good lights. The shots would be great.