Christ Episcopal Church In Sag Harbor Receives A Christmas Gift Of Art

Lyn and E.T. Williams with artist Roz Dimon and "Pale Male" at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor.

Two contemporary artworks, “Pale Male” and “Nail This,” by the artist Roz Dimon, which have been on display for several months at Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor, have been purchased and given to the church by parishioners Lyn and E.T. Williams.

The gift has been made in memory of E.T. Williams’s sister, JoAnne Williams Carter, who served on the church’s vestry and as a founder of the Eastville Community Historical Society.

The artworks, a type of digital collage that Dimon has named “DIMONscapes,” will remain on permanent display on either side of a Tiffany stained glass window that depicts a young Christ meeting the rabbis and teachers in the temple in Jerusalem.

“They appeared in the church, and she came and gave a sermon about what they represented,” E.T. Williams said. “I saw them hanging there, and I thought, ‘Boy, these are magnificent.’”

Williams said he and his wife, who are art collectors, thought they would make a fitting memorial to Carter, who had been actively involved in the church and community.

“I was thrilled to have Lyn and E.T. Williams make my work a permanent installation in this historic church in the center of Sag Harbor,” said Dimon, who is also an interfaith minister.

Permanently installed on either side of the large Tiffany glass window located in the back of the sanctuary, they have been described as “contemporary icons” and, due to their backlit light, represent a new form of stained glass window that invites all to immerse into their digitally created multi-layered stories.”

“Pale Male” is a work about finding a new home after the disruption of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, using as one of its themes the red-tailed hawk named “Pale Male” that tried to nest on an apartment building on Fifth Avenue, much to the chagrin of the building’s inhabitants. An edition of the work is in the permanent collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City.

Dimon describes “Nail This” as a “Jesus-centric work that reaches out to all faiths in the form of a mandala.”