Chicago Sinai Congregation Synagogue

Chicago Sinai Congregation, West Delaware Place, Illinois


"Chicago is extraordinary. I find it as architecturally compelling as Venice. This synagogue is the fourth I've worked in and my first in the U.S. It was important to create a focal point of concentration that at the same time did not distract from the building's primary function. The colours and forms had to obscure the prosaic mundanities of the car-lot behind and at the same time obscure the internal activities of the building from outside view. I see this work as a kind of huge 'Kabinettscheibe' or jewel fixed into the architectural setting of Dirk Lohan's building. Refracting and transmitting liquid colour into the cylindrical form of the building." – Brian, 1998.