This project was completed as one of the celebratory projects of the 60th Anniversary of Shung Tak. It was completed with hearts of gratitude for God’s steadfast love and blessings to our school. It is a project to praise our Lord and a reminder to all to deepen their appreciation of God’s Creation.
Teachers and students designed the stained-glass windows depicting ‘Creation’ to enhance and beautify the lift lobby of each floor in Shung Tak’s annex. These works of art will adorn our windows and captivate us in the many years to come.
The project was chosen to be an artwork of stained glass — known for the colorful glimmering lights and subtle change of atmosphere depending on the time of day and the changing of seasons. The focus was to be on the use of light on the images of the creation of God. When sunlight shines through the stained glass, it creates a pretty rainbow of colors, reminding us of how wonderful God’s world is. Stained glass windows will ultimately, just like how the project was created and shines, help illuminate our faith as we contemplate God’s creation.
To make this project a success, the chief designer, 4J Alice Law (2017-2018), took seven days in the drafting process. The executive members of the Catholic Society (2017-2018), other student helpers, teachers, and office staff contributed to turning the drafts into the stained-glass windows that you see today.
The Stained-Glass Window -The Creation of God is a stunning tribute to God’s Creation and Shung Tak’s Diamond Anniversary.
Read on for more on each day depicted in this stunning masterpiece:
Day 1 (Light)
God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good. God then separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.” (Genesis 1:3-5)
Day 2 (Sky)
God said, “Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of water from the other.” God made the dome, and it separated the water below the dome from the water above the dome. And so it happened. God called the dome “sky.” (Genesis 1:6-8)
Day 3 (Sea and Earth)
God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered into a single basin, so that the dry land may appear.” And so it happened: the water under the sky was gathered into its basin, and the dry land appeared. God called the dry land “earth,” and the basin of water He called “sea.” Then God said: “Let the earth bring forth vegetation: every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it.” (Genesis 1:9-11)
Day 4 (Great Lights)
God made the two great lights, the greater one to govern the day, and the lesser one to govern the night, and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky, to illuminate the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. (Genesis 1:16-18)
Day 5 (Fishes and Birds)
God created the great sea monsters and all kinds of crawling living creatures with which the water teems, and all kinds of winged birds. God saw that it was good, and God blessed them, saying: Be fertile, multiply, and fill the water of the seas; and let the birds multiply on the earth. (Genesis 1:21-22)
Day 6 (Animals and Human)
God made every kind of wild animal, every kind of tame animal, and every kind of thing that crawls on the ground. Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the tame animals, all the wild animals, and all the creatures that crawl on the earth.”
God created mankind in His image; in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them. God blessed them and God said to them: Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that crawl on the earth. (Genesis 1:25-28)
Day 7 (God Rests)
On the seventh day God completed the work he had been doing; He rested on the seventh day from all the work He had undertaken. God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work He had done in creation. (Genesis 2:2-3)