Graced With Light

In celebration of 100 Years of Music at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, artist in residence Anne Patterson has created Graced With Lighta music and stained glass-inspired installation that features nearly 20 miles of multicolored ribbons cascading from the church’s vaulted ceiling arches. The first part of the project took over a week to assemble – four days just to attach the ribbons to the ropes from which they are suspended. I got to see this in person last week and let me say, it was one of the most magnificent sights I’ve seen. I could have spent the entire day in the cathedral, listening to the organs play and peacefully staring up at the streaming, stain ribbons. If you happen to be in San Francisco before the end of February, I highly suggest checking it out!

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(images from Bored Panda and fubiz)

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  1. Mira wrote:

    Wow that looks totally amazing. Love it 😀

    xx Mira

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  2. Cala wrote:

    These images are absolutely gorgeous! I´d never seen something like this, would be a perfect place for a fashion campaign, a runway, or a luxury leather bags exposition, amazing!

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  3. OMG I so wish I wasn’t on the other side of the country. This is absolutely stunning and would be there today if I could..amazing that they did this!
    Sheree xxxx
    http://www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  5. Wow…this looks amazing…I would love to visit…but I live in London! ;(

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  6. Rachelle wrote:

    These are amazing.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  7. Paty wrote:

    Love your blog!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

    http://www.thegavlaks.com

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  8. I’ve seen this in person and it is nothing short of breathtaking. When you’re there, the ribbons move and it looks like light is shimmering down on you from above. Just beautiful.

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  9. This is really gorgeous. I’ve been reading Pillars of the Earth, and there’s tons of information on the architecture of a cathedral, so for some reason this is even more compelling for me.

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  10. What a great colors! Nice shoots!

    Thanks for sharing…

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  11. amazing and colorful.

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  12. Nomadic D. wrote:

    Stunning! I was in SF over the holidays but I guess I just missed it! Sending all my bay area friends there immediately!

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  14. I’m in love with this! It’s so so major.

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  15. Laure wrote:

    Wow that’s gorgeous
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  16. please remove my pic or at least insert the credit, thanks

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