Having gained an interest in Islam after the Sept. 11 attacks, Kosorok found many parallels between his Mormon faith and Islam. Islam's traditional 99 names for God -- the Provider, the Compassionate, etc. -- inspired him to dive deeper into Islamic theology.
Kosorok, who teaches at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, aims to produce one glass sculpture for each of the 99 names, and one final piece to represent all the names together -- 100 installations in all. So far, he has finished seven pieces. Five are in production, and 13 others are planned by year's end.