A few months ago a friend started building a cabin in Sundance, Utah. What if French monks built a monastery in Utah four hundred years ago, he thought, what would it look like? And then what if someone came in and converted it into a ski lodge?
Regardless, his idea turned out incredibly cool.
And of course he needed a window for it.
I found a great early French rendering of the Flight into Egypt, and adapted it to the space he had for the window. The infant Jesus had a look on his face which reminded me immediately of O. Henry’s “The Ransom of Red Chief”, so we nicknamed his window “Jesus on a Pony”. It was fun to build, and we took photos of the steps along the way.