Prayer for the Beauty of Earth

It can be difficult to feel hopeful when faced with the rapid destruction of the Earth’s beauty and resources. For the 2014 Westminster Art Festival (theme: “Earthcare: Reconcile, Restore, Rejoice”) I wanted to make a piece that carried a vision of healing for this wonderful planet that is our home. The constructed hanging below (made with encaustigraphic prits, thread, copper wire, painted stone) was the result. I also made a special mounting  from driftwood, found metal and music wire that allows it to be hung on a wall, allowing the banner to move freely in the air. Although the exhibition displayed the work against a white wall, I love it in this photo. To me, it sends hope like a beacon directly into the heart, luminous color against  the inky black.

Prayer for the Beauty of Earth
Prayer for the Beauty of Earth