Jorge Ortiz Bencomo is the artist who created this stunning stained glass window at the recently build
Santuario de Martires de Cristo in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The church is the largest in Latin America and is able to hold 12 thousand worshiper. Here is a little background story.
The Marires of Christ Sanctuary project has been planned since 2005; however, due to financial and legal problems, this project was not started until February 5, 2007.
The architectural part was planned and carried out by GVA, architect José Manuel Gómez Vázquez Aldana, one of the most famous ateliers in Latin America.
The stained glass window was designed by Fray Gabriel Chavez De La Mora; a Benedictine monk, who is working in the field of sacred art since 75 years. Today he is 90 years old.
The Bencomo glass studio was opened in 1920 and is now run in 3rd generation by Jorge Ortiz Bencomo, who was in charge of the glass work and installation of this magnificent window.
This over all window is 50m x 40m = 2000 m² (22,000 square feet)
The Bencomo team installed and isolated the complete window reinforced with a 1/4″ tempered glass to protect from 200 km /hr. wind force; separated with 1/4″ silica desiccant tape to prevent fog and humidity.