Limited ed. of 35 copies.
Housed in a wood box (41 cm.) painted with copper leaf, which also contains the parts for a chapel to be put together by the viewer.
Quotes in text by Galileo Galilei, William Bunce, Thomas Merton and William E. Barrett.
"Sacred Space is an extension of Steven Ferlauto's research in The Sacred Abecedarium ... With their visual characterization reminiscent of stained glass, the chapel concept and design is a continuation of Steven's exploration of this sacred theme... Okawara rice paper forms the skin of the chapel. Technical drawings are transferred to this paper using an inkjet printer... Most of the papers for this book were made during the year 2002 at Caren Heft's Root River Mill... We also learned that Brian Borchardt is a paper savant beacuse his virgin sheet formed perfectly... The decorative endpapers come from Nepal while texture in the other sheets comes from Siberian iris leaf fiber harvested from the garden... The Okawara typographic panels are attached to the silver-soldered copper frame with West System epoxy resin. The resin seals the paper and forms a vessel into which EnviroTex Lite polymer coating is poured. These copper and paper panels become the chapel walls set into brass-lined holes. The roof is copper-leafed davey board... This project is funded in part by the University Personnel Development Committee of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. This book is editioned in 35 copies"--Colophon.
Printed on leaves of various colored handmade paper, bound in dark red silk over boards; coptic binding with brown thread; small beads attached to loose ends of thread.
No. 20 of a limited ed. Signed by Jeffrey W. Morin and Steven Ferlauto. Postcard and brochure for the exhibit 'Sacred Space: Work by Jeffrey Morin,' Dec. 1, 2003- Jan. 25, 2004 at the Edna Carlsten Art Gallery, UW-Stevens Point, laid in.