This piece was inspired by Rene’ Clausen’s  “Petitions,” the fourth movement of his choral composition “Memorial,” first performed on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Clausen’s work, while seemingly simple in the beginning, builds in complexity through repetition of themes and ever increasing layers of sound. Kyrie was begun as an attempt to reflect the music in glass and form, however as the work progressed, the complexity began to reflect deeper themes of destruction and renewal, sin and redemption, and lose and hope and grace.

Stained and clear textured glass, wire, white ash and tulip poplar

11.25”W x 24”H x 5”D