Helen Whittaker has created the stained glass windows at 'Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel', Filinvest City, Alambang, Philippines. Her designs cover six soaring windows each 20m high. This three countries project between the Philippines, Japan and UK was commissioned by Filinvest, Philippines. The design effort was led by Japan based architect Hiroshi Nakamura. The windows by Helen, which were then constructed and installed by Kraut Art Glass, Philippines, using glass supplied by Lamberts, Germany.
Helen’s designs incorporate Marian symbols, in an abstracted form, at the centre of each window. The symbols are inspired by the Marian Apparitions experienced by Saint Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes. The geometry used in the designs, forming the backdrop to the symbols, is inspired by the form of the lily flower. The six windows use colours arranged in a rainbow sequence around the Chapel, to remind us of God’s covenant of grace.