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Life Cycle, watercolor and ink/Japanese paper. 4"x6"

Life Cycle, watercolor and ink/Japanese paper. 4″x6″

Prayer, watercolor and ink/Japanese paper. 4"x6"

Prayer, watercolor and ink/Japanese paper. 4″x6″

The mosaic floor of the cathedral in Otranto, Italy is absolutely amazing. The three aisles each have a tree of life running the length of the church, with an intricate array of Christian and pantheistic imagery intermingled and climbing the trees, in a mosaic that dates back to the middle ages. It is something of a miracle that it was not destroyed by overly zealous Christians who must have seen some of the images as blasphemous. The content for the above paintings come in part from the mosaic, and parts are from a church in Stilo, Italy.

2015-08-26T16:49:44+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. angela August 26, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Very political – EXCELLENT!!

    • Caryn Friedlander August 26, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      I know, how did that happen? Must be your influence

  2. Glenn Webb August 26, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    OK. That does it. Gotta go there and see it for myself.

    • Caryn Friedlander August 27, 2015 at 9:28 am

      I’d be happy to go there with you for a tour!

  3. Richard August 27, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Please continue the journey

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