Cope & Mitre Vestments
The Consecration of Bishop Carlye J. Hughes
This set was made from African textiles collected primarily from Cameroon, home to the Good Shepherd Home in Bamenda.
The sheer silk running through it is the Spirit – Ruach, the breath of life that touches everything as it winds its way throughout the set. Note especially the Monarch butterfly on the Morse. Made of dichroic glass by Sweet Harmony Crosses of Vermont, it is particularly important to the Bishop.
The Consecration of the Bishop of Arizona
This set was created for the Consecration of the Bishop of Arizona. It reflects the beauty of the deserts, canyons and rivers that traverse the state.
Of prominence, is the Phoenix whose wing forms the Morse. Ocotillos in bloom can be found. Fabrics created especially for this set by Becke Killion of Ocean Avenue Silks add particular beauty throughout.
Notice how the living waters are at times, prominent and even raging; while at other times, barely seen.