Saturday, July 3, 2010

Wholeo Dome

I am constantly drawn to stained glass, always looking for a practical way to use it in homes without being gaudy or cathedral-esque. The first time that I saw reference to the Wholeo Dome I knew that it was right up my alley.

Completed in 1974 by the artist Caroling, it now sits at the Farm School in Summertown, Tennessee.
The other appeal of the dome to me is its encouragement of meditation. I think that "slow" moments are unique to everyone, always called by a different name. Here in the South, the typical moment of calm comes on a breezy porch in a rocking chair with the sweetest glass of iced tea.

Reflecting is important- Whether you have a gazebo, a park bench under a thick cover of foliage, a courtyard or just a blanket you can take outside and sit a while, take a moment and look around- listen. You may be surprised what you're missing.


  1. Taking time to reflect also brings out our creativity. Sometimes we're a little too driven. I enjoyed this post.

  2. I love stained glass. I have been really interested in photographing stained glass windows in churches for several years. I think they are a beautiful art form, which has not changed terribly much in the last 1200 years.

  3. Thanks for commenting guys- Totally agree about creativity and cultivating it... Brian, you're right, the art of stained glass has changed very little. May be that's a large part of the appeal it has for me.

  4. That's AMAZING!! I want one!!! :) Just beautiful.

    ...Just stopping by from Alabama Bloggers to say hi!

  5. Thanks for stopping in Rachel- LOVE seeing my Alabama folks!

  6. Pretty innovative, if you like stained glass, Hilliard just posted some of their historical projects:


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