Our Lady of the Philippines

Montreal, Quebec

Completed: 2016


This work is a stylized interpretation of the popular filipino image of the Virgin known as Birhen sa Barangay. It was commissioned by Notre-Dame des Philippines Parish in Montreal for the community's 10th anniversary.

The window - which rises over the entrance to the church - is 17 feet high and 10 feet wide, and is valuable as a source of daylight. Thus, a good portion of the window surface is occupied by clear or lightly-tinted textured glass.

The figures of the Virgin and child are simple and flat, with the exception of shading on the faces. Fabrication techniques include layered glass, painting and sandblasting.

'Sketches' of the parish church and Montreal's Mary Queen of the World Cathedral appear in the lower portion of the work.

Project Team:

Community of Notre-Dame des Philippines Parish
Design - Rob Macdonnell
Fabrication - Studio de Verre