Created and Sold by Stefan Salinas

Stefan Salinas
Art & Wall Decor by Stefan Salinas seen at Most Holy Redeemer Church, San Francisco - MHR Processional Banner
Art & Wall Decor by Stefan Salinas seen at Most Holy Redeemer Church, San Francisco - MHR Processional Banner

MHR Processional Banner

Item details

Acrylic on fabric. Designed and painted by Stefan Salinas. Acrylic on fabric. Construction: Liz TerboLizard / SF Seamstress. Commissioned by William Mathews
Christ the Redeemer is presented in this white banner, taking elements from both our beloved window of the Risen Christ, and our statue of Him standing atop the World. Christ is standing in a doorway, the arch is the church. The radiating lines on the upper corners reference popular architectural details on many victorian houses in the neighborhood. Nestled between hills, the Castro neighborhood (Eureka Valley) is seen in the background, and the houses and flowers spill into our space. House windows, blossoms, and circles represent the parishioners, spread out like a field of wildflowers. The parish’s diversity is displayed in the variety of different shapes and colors. The crosses stand for the loved ones who have passed on. The Earth below Christ’s feet is a dahlia, a symbol for dignity and elegance. It is the official flower of San Francisco, declared by the SF Board of Supervisors and Mayor Rolf in 1926.
Design was shaped with the advice of William Mathews and Pastor Matt Link.
It was presented to the Pastor and Liturgical Committee in November, 2018.

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Stefan Salinas

Meet the Creator

"I've spent the last three years writing, illustrating, self-publishing and promoting two children's books. Along the way I have worked with carpenters, tile printers and stained glass craftsmen to make installations in churches. A mural here, a logo there, some Photoshop employed to design brochures and banners. Illustrated for a Jesuit's book, and contributed graphics and logos for the Blind Vietnamese Children Foundation (their art director for ten years) and other non-profits. Let my hands help your project come to life!

I was born and reared in that great cosmopolitan cow-town known as Houston, Texas, then moved over to San Francisco, California. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Houston in 1997 and have since busied myself with public commissions, painting and working on books."

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