Behind the Scenes

 

ABOUT THIS EXHIBIT:

The Roots of Knowledge: Behind the Scenes exhibit is comprised of photographs taken at Holdman Studios between March and November 2016, and various other videos and images. In Order to document the fascinating process and painstaking work behind the creation of the Roots of Knowledge windows, Sutherland Archives staff member Richard McLean visited Holdman Studios numerous times to photograph the process. Assistant Archivist conrtributed panoramic photographs and created this digital exhibit. additional photographs availible at: http://contentdm.uvu.edu/cdm/search/collection/ROK

 



Trevor Petersen, conceptual artist, painter and historian at Holdman studios, drafts concept art for a storyboard for panel O-3

Trevor Petersen, conceptual artist, painter and historian at Holdman studios, drafts concept art for a storyboard for panel O-3


Trevor Petersen, conceptual artist, painter and historian at Holdman studios, drafts concept art for a storyboard for panel T-1

Trevor Petersen, conceptual artist, painter and historian at Holdman studios, drafts concept art for a storyboard for panel T-1


Trevor Petersen, conceptual artist, painter and historian at Holdman studios, drafts concept art for a storyboard for panel V-3

Trevor Petersen, conceptual artist, painter and historian at Holdman studios, drafts concept art for a storyboard for panel V-3


Tom Holdman and his son T. J. sketch out the concept art for the final column (Z) in the Roots of Knowledge

Tom Holdman and his son T. J. sketch out the concept art for the final column (Z) in the Roots of Knowledge


Tree Sketch time-laspe


Graphite panorama. Click image to pan and zoom.



Designer Nick Lawyer uses Photoshop to create the imagery used in panel O-3 (Above his head is the mind map with a timeline of world history)

Designer Nick Lawyer uses Photoshop to create the imagery used in panel O-3 (Above his head is the mind map with a timeline of world history)


Mind map with a timeline of world history (1)

Mind map with a timeline of world history


Storyboard sketches, columns T and U

Storyboard sketches, columns T and U


Mind map with a timeline of world history (2)

Mind map with a timeline of world history



Hand-drawn graphite sketches of columns C-F

Hand-drawn graphite sketches of columns C-F


Tom Holdman and Kerry Transtrum discuss a graphite drawing of the Tree of Hope in column Z

Tom Holdman and Kerry Transtrum discuss a graphite drawing of the Tree of Hope in column Z


Designer Riley Horn works on images for panels Q-2 and Q-3

Designer Riley Horn works on images for panels Q-2 and Q-3


Designer Nick Lawyer works on panel W-1

Designer Nick Lawyer works on panel W-1


Graphite panorama. Click image to pan and zoom.



Shapes outlined with colored markers

Shapes outlined with colored markers


Vinyl sticker layout sheet

Vinyl sticker layout sheet


Martha Denzer peels the pattern off a vinyl sticker layout sheet (1)

Martha Denzer peels the pattern off a vinyl sticker layout sheet


The approved template was printed onto a big sheet of paper

The approved template was printed onto a big sheet of paper


Martha Denzer peels the pattern off a vinyl sticker layout sheet (2)

Martha Denzer peels the pattern off a vinyl sticker layout sheet


Sticker Printing time-lapse



Tim Trent & Preston Powell prepare a sheet of plate glass to be used for tracing the lines of a window design

Tim Trent & Preston Powell prepare a sheet of plate glass to be used for tracing the lines of a window design


The traced layout for panel O-2 rests on a lightboard, ready for pieces of colored glass to be laid out

The traced layout for panel O-2 rests on a lightboard, ready for pieces of colored glass to be laid out


The traced layout for panel K-1, ready for pieces of colored glass to be laid out

The traced layout for panel K-1, ready for pieces of colored glass to be laid out


The traced layout for panel M-2 on a table, ready for pieces of colored glass to be laid out

The traced layout for panel M-2 on a table, ready for pieces of colored glass to be laid out



RoK Colored Glass Picking time-lapse


Choosing glass colors (1)

Choosing glass colors


Daniel Bradford unloads a sheet of raw glass

Daniel Bradford unloads a sheet of raw glass


Choosing glass colors (2)

Choosing glass colors


Nathan Hatton grinds glass on a lightboard

Nathan Hatton grinds glass on a lightboard


Bryce Johnson cuts glass, sticker paper visible

Bryce Johnson cuts glass, sticker paper visible


Josh Butz grinds down a piece of glass to smooth the edges and help it fit more easily

Josh Butz grinds down a piece of glass to smooth the edges and help it fit more easily


Computer Controlled Glass Cutter time-lapse


Glass Shaping time-lapse



Trevor Petersen, Tom Holdman, and T. J. Holdman view the layout of colored and painted glass

Trevor Petersen, Tom Holdman, and T. J. Holdman view the layout of colored and painted glass


Raw colored and textured glass laid on panel templates (1)

Raw colored and textured glass laid on panel templates


Raw colored and textured glass laid on panel templates (2)

Raw colored and textured glass laid on panel templates


Tom Holdman, T. J. Holdman, and Kerry Transtrum discuss options for fused glass to create the planets seen in the Roots of Knowledge windows

Tom Holdman, T. J. Holdman, and Kerry Transtrum discuss options for fused glass to create the planets seen in the Roots of Knowledge windows


Raw colored and textured glass laid on panel templates (3)

Raw colored and textured glass laid on panel templates


Raw colored and textured glass laid on panel templates (4)

Raw colored and textured glass laid on panel templates



Painting Room time-lapse


The paint room, where artists paint pieces of glass that have been placed on lightboards for best visibility

The paint room, where artists paint pieces of glass that have been placed on lightboards for best visibility


Artist Antonio di Donato shows his sketch of a man pouring molten metal, used as a reference for painting the glass for panel H-3

Artist Antonio di Donato shows his sketch of a man pouring molten metal, used as a reference for painting the glass for panel H-3


Artist Antonio di Donato paints a portrait of Marco Polo in Reusche paint for panel M-2

Artist Antonio di Donato paints a portrait of Marco Polo in Reusche paint for panel M-2

 

Artists Kaitlund Zupanic (background center) and Brianna Cooper (foreground) apply Reusche paint to glass pieces

Artists Kaitlund Zupanic (background center) and Brianna Cooper (foreground) apply Reusche paint to glass pieces


Artist Irina Harding applies Reusche paint for a portrait of Benjamin Franklin for panel Q-3

Artist Irina Harding applies Reusche paint for a portrait of Benjamin Franklin for panel Q-3


An artist paints details of buildings with Reusche paint on glass pieces for panel O-2

An artist paints details of buildings with Reusche paint on glass pieces for panel O-2


Artist Jordan Lee Ring uses Reusche paint to paint the Karlskirche (St. Charles Church) in Vienna on glass, while looking at its Photoshop image for visual aid

Artist Jordan Lee Ring uses Reusche paint to paint the Karlskirche (St. Charles Church) in Vienna on glass, while looking at its Photoshop image for visual aid


The Photoshop layouts of columns T & V hang in the paint room, referred to by the artists when painting the glass

The Photoshop layouts of columns T & V hang in the paint room, referred to by the artists when painting the glass


Cut glass and tools (1)

Cut glass and tools


Cut glass and tools (2)

Cut glass and tools



The airbrush station, where containers of paint and alcohol are kept between uses<br />

The airbrush station, where containers of paint and alcohol are kept between uses


Paint sprayer

Paint sprayer


Artist Joshua Wirtz uses an airbrush to apply a coat of paint to a piece of glass

Artist Joshua Wirtz uses an airbrush to apply a coat of paint to a piece of glass


Artist Natalie Smith works on the portraits for the Founding Fathers featured in panel Q-3

Artist Natalie Smith works on the portraits for the Founding Fathers featured in panel Q-3


Paint brushes

Paint brushes


An artist at a miniature lightboard uses paint mixed with oil to add lines on glass for panel M-1

An artist at a miniature lightboard uses paint mixed with oil to add lines on glass for panel M-1


The public gallery at Holdman studios, being utilized as an annex to the paint room (In order to meet the completion deadline, the studio hired people to work around the clock to finish the windows on time)

The public gallery at Holdman studios, being utilized as an annex to the paint room (In order to meet the completion deadline, the studio hired people to work around the clock to finish the windows on time)


Artist Jordan Lee Ring paints pieces of glass depicting birds for panel N-2

Artist Jordan Lee Ring paints pieces of glass depicting birds for panel N-2


An artist writes the letters of advertisement posters on the Parisian kiosk, panel U-3

An artist writes the letters of advertisement posters on the Parisian kiosk, panel U-3


Artist Julie Ann Allen paints glass that will become part of the T column

Artist Julie Ann Allen paints glass that will become part of the T column



Michelangelo's David, painted on raw glass, cracked and broke during firing

Michelangelo's David, painted on raw glass, cracked and broke during firing


Pieces of painted glass for the Q column await firing in the kiln

Pieces of painted glass for the Q column await firing in the kiln



Shae Anderson, Antonio di Donato, Michelle Wayman, Tom Holdman, Dallin Orr, and Jordan Lee Ring (seated) inspect painted glass laid out for panel M-3

Shae Anderson, Antonio di Donato, Michelle Wayman, Tom Holdman, Dallin Orr, and Jordan Lee Ring (seated) inspect painted glass laid out for panel M-3


Antonio di Donato, Shae Anderson, Tom Holdman, Michelle Wayman, Dallin Orr, and Jordan Lee Ring (seated) inspect painted glass laid out for panel M-3

Antonio di Donato, Shae Anderson, Tom Holdman, Michelle Wayman, Dallin Orr, and Jordan Lee Ring (seated) inspect painted glass laid out for panel M-3


Tom Holdman inspects the glass for panel M-3

Tom Holdman inspects the glass for panel M-3


Antonio di Donato and Katie Christiansen examine the finished glass pieces for panel K-3

Antonio di Donato and Katie Christiansen examine the finished glass pieces for panel K-3


Irina Harding, Michelle Wayman, Mary Evans, and Tom Holdman add the remaining pieces of finished glass to panel U-3

Irina Harding, Michelle Wayman, Mary Evans, and Tom Holdman add the remaining pieces of finished glass to panel U-3


Laying Out Glass time-lapse



Tim Trent shapes a steel support to be soldered to the window for added support (The machine came from a candy company & was used to shape cookie cutters and candy molds) (1)

Tim Trent shapes a steel support to be soldered to the window for added support (The machine came from a candy company & was used to shape cookie cutters and candy molds)


Tim Trent shapes a steel support to be soldered to the window for added support (The machine came from a candy company & was used to shape cookie cutters and candy molds) (2)

Tim Trent shapes a steel support to be soldered to the window for added support (The machine came from a candy company & was used to shape cookie cutters and candy molds)


Tim Trent inserts a shaped steel support to be soldered to the window for added support

Tim Trent inserts a shaped steel support to be soldered to the window for added support


Cameron Oscarson, Richard McLean (UVU), and Tom Holdman watch Tim Trent insert a steel support in place

Cameron Oscarson, Richard McLean (UVU), and Tom Holdman watch Tim Trent insert a steel support in place


The leading process (1)

The leading process


The leading process (2)

The leading process


The leading process (3)

The leading process


The leading process (4)

The leading process


Venustiano Gregorio hammers in nails to secure the lead lines of panel K-2

Venustiano Gregorio hammers in nails to secure the lead lines of panel K-2


The leading process (5)

The leading process


The leading process (6)

The leading process


Leading time-lapse



James Graham, Brent Best, and Curtis Graham solder the lead for the very detailed panel V-1 (In the background is artist Mary Evans) (1)

James Graham, Brent Best, and Curtis Graham solder the lead for the very detailed panel V-1 (In the background is artist Mary Evans)


James Graham, Brent Best, and Curtis Graham solder the lead for the very detailed panel V-1 (in the background is artist Mary Evans) (2)

James Graham, Brent Best, and Curtis Graham solder the lead for the very detailed panel V-1 (in the background is artist Mary Evans)


Nathan Hatton and Venustiano Gregorio solder together the lead lines in panel N-2

Nathan Hatton and Venustiano Gregorio solder together the lead lines in panel


Doug Soelberg and Jil Rich solder the lead running between the glass pieces

Doug Soelberg and Jil Rich solder the lead running between the glass pieces



The lyrics to the sea shanty “Padstow’s Farewell”

The lyrics to the sea shanty “Padstow’s Farewell”


An encouraging note from Nathan

An encouraging note from Nathan


A gentle reminder of a project’s due date

A gentle reminder of a project’s due date


A visit from UVU president Matthew Holland

A visit from UVU president Matthew Holland



Whiting powder

Whiting powder


Hannah Bradford applies plaster on a freshly cemented window to help the cement cure & dry quickly (1)

Hannah Bradford applies plaster on a freshly cemented window to help the cement cure & dry quickly


Hannah Bradford applies plaster on a freshly cemented window to help the cement cure & dry quickly (2)

Hannah Bradford applies plaster on a freshly cemented window to help the cement cure & dry quickly


David Bradford helps with the cleaning process

David Bradford helps with the cleaning process


Dark patina on the lead surface

Dark patina on the lead surface



Michael Bradford, Matt Manwaring, Cameron Oscarson, and Daniel Bradford work on insulating the finished windows

Michael Bradford, Matt Manwaring, Cameron Oscarson, and Daniel Bradford work on insulating the finished windows


Daniel and Michael Bradford clean and polish the finished stained windows

Daniel and Michael Bradford clean and polish the finished stained windows


Finished frames stacked while the glue hardens (1)

Finished frames stacked while the glue hardens


Finished frames stacked while the glue hardens (2)

Finished frames stacked while the glue hardens



Cameron Oscarson and Nick Lawyer lift up panel J-1 for display against the wall lightboard in the paint room

Cameron Oscarson and Nick Lawyer lift up panel J-1 for display against the wall lightboard in the paint room


Natalie Smith, Joshua Wirtz, & Charlie Ottis paint glass in front of columns J and H displayed on the lightboard

Natalie Smith, Joshua Wirtz, & Charlie Ottis paint glass in front of columns J and H displayed on the lightboard


Nathan Hatton and Michael Bradford admire the windows for columns H-K, displayed in the studio’s windows

Nathan Hatton and Michael Bradford admire the windows for columns H-K, displayed in the studio’s windows


The crew working in "Beast Mode" to complete the windows on time (1)

The crew working in "Beast Mode" to complete the windows on time


The crew working in "Beast Mode" to complete the windows on time (2)

The crew working in "Beast Mode" to complete the windows on time


Windows at Holdman Studios from the outside

Windows at Holdman Studios from the outside


Ross Wolfley & Jefferson Moss of UVU, who assisted Scott Cooksey with the financial work of the project<br />

Ross Wolfley & Jefferson Moss of UVU, who assisted Scott Cooksey with the financial work of the project


Tom Holdman examines figures in panel I-2

Tom Holdman examines figures in panel I-2



Gallery area before installation (1)

Gallery area before installation


Gallery area before installation (2)

Gallery area before installation


Roots of Knowledge Gallery from outside during remodeling

Roots of Knowledge Gallery from outside during remodeling


Roots of Knowledge Gallery from inside during remodeling (1)

Roots of Knowledge Gallery from inside during remodeling


Roots of Knowledge Gallery from inside during remodeling (2)

Roots of Knowledge Gallery from inside during remodeling


Crew installing windows (1)

Crew installing windows


Crew installing windows (2)

Crew installing windows


Crew installing windows (3)

Crew installing windows


Crew installing windows (4)

Crew installing windows


Crew installing windows (5)

Crew installing windows


Crew installing windows (6)

Crew installing windows


Roots of Knowledge window installation

Roots of Knowledge window installation


UVU President Matthew Holland observing Tom Holdman and crew installing windows

UVU President Matthew Holland observing Tom Holdman and crew installing windows


UVU President Matthew Holland observing Tom Holdman, Ross Wolfley, and crew installing windows (1)

UVU President Matthew Holland observing Tom Holdman, Ross Wolfley, and crew installing windows


UVU President Matthew Holland observing Tom Holdman, Ross Wolfley, and crew installing windows (2)

UVU President Matthew Holland observing Tom Holdman, Ross Wolfley, and crew installing windows


UVU President Matthew Holland helping crew to install windows

UVU President Matthew Holland helping crew to install windows


UVU President Matthew Holland observing Tom Holdman and crew installing windows

UVU President Matthew Holland observing Tom Holdman and crew installing windows


UVU President Matthew Holland, Tom Holdman, and Ross Wolfley posing during window installation

UVU President Matthew Holland, Tom Holdman, and Ross Wolfley posing during window installation


Installation time-lapse



UVU President Matthew Holland speaking before the unveiling

UVU President Matthew Holland speaking before the unveiling


UVU President Matthew Holland speaking after the unveiling

UVU President Matthew Holland speaking after the unveiling


Tom Holdman of Holdman Studios speaking after the unveiling

Tom Holdman of Holdman Studios speaking after the unveiling


Holdman Studios crew and Mathew Holland after the unveiling

Holdman Studios crew and Mathew Holland after the unveiling


UVU President Matthew Holland congratulates the Holdman Studios crew after the unveiling

UVU President Matthew Holland congratulates the Holdman Studios crew after the unveiling


Marc C. And Deborah H. Bingham Roots of Knowledge Gallery after the unveiling (1)<br />

Marc C. And Deborah H. Bingham Roots of Knowledge Gallery after the unveiling


Marc C. And Deborah H. Bingham Roots of Knowledge Gallery after the unveiling (2)

Marc C. And Deborah H. Bingham Roots of Knowledge Gallery after the unveiling


Behind the Scenes