Back in May, Robert Horton asked for help designing an alter table for a church sanctuary. Link to original design critique. It was a unique situation, trying to satisfy the needs of a committee, and in this case explore the re-purposing of some Gothic columns for a small table. Hopefully our input helped Robert solidify his thoughts and in this case, wipe the slate clean and start anew. Given that the table will sit in the foreground with a large Gothic window as a backdrop, I think he struck onto something simple yet powerful. Here are his comments and drawings for the revamped design. Thanks Robert for sharing your thoughts and demonstrating the wisdom of letting go and taking a different tack!
When last we left off, I had sent in a sketch for recycling some old church furnishings into a new altar. The attempt to recycle the existing neo-gothic carvings produced a Frankenstein’s monster. It was a curious exercise; but I went back to the drawing board and started with a clean sheet.