Aired 2007-08. Divining the Human: The Cathedral Tapestries of John Nava Presented by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
What does it take to build a cathedral today in a major metropolitan city? "Divining the Human" explores the answer through the building of LA 's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and most specifically the creation of the tapestries that grace the interior. The thirty-seven individual works range in height from 15 to 45 feet. To render these massive tapestries, artist John Nava integrated twenty-first century technology with centuries-old artistic tradition. This compelling documentary shows the creation of art that now enhances the cathedral's themes of spiritual unity and ethnic diversity.