Confraternita de San Rocco, Acquapedente, Tuscany
Medium:Silver Gelatin Print
Black and white photograph of the interior of a church. Seating barely visible along the bottom. Altar includes a free standing banner on the left, and a crucifix on the right. Wall has large sculptures of people on either side of a large framed image of a crest. Decorative words painted around the cornice of the ceiling.
Gilbert was in Italy for 8 years photographing the landscape and different towns and out of this work sprung this collection, “Light from Light”. Throughout different churches and basilicas, Gilbert focuses on the way light transforms the room in these black and white photos. To him, light has always had a spiritual connection and theological implication, and is mysterious in the same way that he finds God to be. He finds that the presence of light is synonymous to the way God’s presence fills and lives in these holy spaces.