Description Pointing to Heaven: Cathedral of St. Paul 2008 Wayne MoranThe Cathedral of Saint Paul, One of the most distinctive cathedrals in the United States, sits on Cathedral Hill overlooking downtown St Paul and features a distinctive copper dome. The building of the current cathedral was instigated by Archbishop John Ireland in 1904. At Ireland's direction, the archdiocese commissioned well-known French Beaux-Arts architect Emmanuel Louis Masqueray. His design allows visitors unobstructed views of the altar and pulpit. The design was inspired by Renaissance architecture. The interior is illuminated by twenty-four stained glass windows featuring angelic choirs.
Wayne Moran, Minneapolis Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement As a Minnesota based photographer and artist, Wayne focuses his skills and energies on landscapes, cityscapes, architectural, nature and portrait photography.
His best work comes from images first painted in his mind. He mulls over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture, he takes action. The result is images that deeply touch a person's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams.
His images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary. The images are used to communicate their shared vision and values. Book, magazine and calendar publishers have featured his images in their publications and on their covers. His photographs also grace and enhance the décor of many fine homes.