Sisters of St. Agnes Convent
Fond du Lac, WI
The chapel's rounded walls form a cylindrical vault that rises 35 feet. The seating is circular. It is a serene and poetic space.
The inspiration for the windows is the artesian spring which first drew the pioneering Sisters to this location near Fond du Lac. The spring has nourished the community spiritually as well as physically, and flows beneath a bridge leading to the chapel.
The bright, irregular horizontal bands of red, orange, yellow and violet resemble threads in a tapestry that tie the panels together. The circular brush-strokes, symbolizing things in both this world and beyond, respond to the space's architecture.