Saturday, December 4, 2010

St. Catherine of Alexandria Carried By Angels To Sinai

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More of what I have been working on...
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I of course believe many pious legends - one being the story that angels carried the relics of St. Catherine to Sinai.  That said - I'm not sure many people witnessed the miracle - in fact God loves to reveal himself in a cloud of unknowing - hence my depiction of the Saint transported in a mysterious cloud, which, as one might imagine, not only concealed the relics of the holy virgin, but the angels as well.  Some like to say monks did the work, but I say never attribute to men, much less monks, the good only to be found in God.

4 comments:

Paul Stilwell said...

I love this one.

Terry Nelson said...

Really? Wow - thanks very much Paul. I've been looking at your work too - and I like what I see, I'm sorry I just do not comment all of the time.

Owen said...

Paul is right Terry. Your visual interpretation is interesting. I like the canvas dimension and your comp. Overall it has a gentle feel, which I suppose it should given the subject.

Paul Stilwell said...

Yes, it is very gentle and subtle in feeling. Many interpretations could be read from it.