Paschal Candle Holder

Created in 2007 for the Church of St. Michael in St. Michael, Minnesota. Bronze, 46" tall. This commission gave me the opportunity to imagine a new way of creating a candle holder that had beauty and was special and interesting. The Paschal candle itself is huge, about 3 1/2 " in diameter and very tall.  I thought it would be fun to play with the support by counterintuitively creating an open space just below this massive candle. The weight of it then is bourne on the wings of angels, appearing effortless because it is a burden of light.