PHILOSOPHY

When we approach a beautification project, we do not seek to change the architectural design of the church rather to expand on the style, adding decoration in the same design as the building. Owen Jones’s first proposition in the Grammar of Ornament has been our guiding philosophy, “the Decorative Arts arise from, and should properly be attendant upon, Architecture.” Mid-Century and modern architecture is typically very simple and features minimal decoration and artwork. All the decoration for mid-century and modern designs should follow along with the simple architecture but does not need to be limited to bare plaster walls; decoration completes the architecture. The possibilities for decorative work in newer churches are endless, we are capable of putting those ideas on paper to conceptualize the project and transforming the church from seemingly secular to distinctly sacred.

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