La Porte Hospital - ChapelLa Porte, Indiana
The contemporary design of La Porte Hospital’s chapel in La Porte, Indiana, included a dramatic opening for a large stained glass window.
Because the chapel would be used by people of all faiths, the La Porte Hospital Foundation requested a window that depicted a universal theme – the “Family Tree.”
After considering the foundation’s requirements, Conrad Schmitt Studios’ artists developed a contemporary representation of a family tree.
The image transcends all faiths. The tree symbolically provides shelter from the heat and cold, roots for comfort and security and far-reaching branches for support. The message parallels the role the hospital fulfills within the community. The use of iridescent glass and gilded exterior lead lines further strengthens the design.
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