Cheryl Holz | Nature Inspired Mixed Media

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SOSF Sister Moon

29" x 86.5" x 3" | Mixed Media | $0.00

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acrylic, modeling compound, inks, and pigment on wooden panel

The Sisters of St. Francis commissioned these pieces for their residential community in Dubuque Iowa. I interpreted different aspects of St. Francis’s “Canticle of the Creatures” prayer. The Sisters were ideal patrons, giving me the freedom to explore once we had established some basic requirements.

Sister Moon incorporates her relevant part of the Canticle -
“Praised be You, my Lord,
through Sister Moon
and the stars, 
in heaven
You formed them
clear and precious and beautiful.”

Loose painterly pours and layers mimic the movement that happens on a cosmic level. The following heavenly bodies are featured:
- the moon is sculpted three dimensionally, shaded to resemble its first phase
- the Pleiades, often referred to as the Seven Sisters, is an open star cluster
- our galaxy, the Milky Way
- the Andromeda galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to us
- the Tadpole galaxy

All are rendered using phosphorus pigments so that they retain their glow at night once the lights are turned out.



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