Requiem For A Busy Hand

Requiem For A Busy Hand

2001 oil on canvas 60 x 80 inches

Requiem for a Busy Hand is a restful and frankly restrained example of our guides many "handsome interiors." The Coptic Church in Cairo collides with Turkish tiles and a Moroccan Sultan's display of armory. The seven candles respectfully borrowed from the Sistine Chapel in Santa Maria Maggioe decorating the ciborium are casually arranged around a severed hand atop a stack of thirteen bibles. From Fra Anngelico's painting in the Chapel of Nicolas V in the Vatican comes the archdeacon's vestment which softens this inviting setting with cozy warmth uncommon to a room where religions collide.

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