The Gold Star Project was a temporary art installation at Trinity Church which honored those who have died in wars in the Middle East.
While studying the Book of Isaiah, Trinity’s seniors group – the New Beginners – were struck by how Isaiah’s prophecy about the destructive effects of war are still applicable.
Inspired by these conversations and memories of gold stars hanging in the windows of families who lost a loved one in World War II, artist and New Beginner Wopo Holup conceived the Gold Star Project. In October and November 2006, a host of volunteers and Holup spent three weeks affixing gold leaf stars to the pavement just inside the gate to Trinity Church.
Watch the Gold Star Project slideshow below.