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Art of the Day: Monday October 19, 2015

Saint Catherine

- by Jasmine Ann Becket-Griffith

This week's theme: Saints

Bakers Evangelical Dictionary on begins it's definition of the word "Saint" this way:

  • The word "saint" is derived from a Greek verb (hagiazo) whose basic meaning is "to set apart, " "sanctify, " or "make holy."

While most of us have at least a passing acquaintance with religious saints, we have always created our own saints. Our saints range from cultural saints, to family members, to those people that we personally revere. This week EBSQ's Art of the Day presents a variety of saints as interpreted by our EBSQ artists.

Art: Saint Catherine by Artist Jasmine Ann Becket-Griffith
"Saint Catherine"- St. Catherine of Alexandria. A classic iconic image of the Saint, shown with the traditional "St. Catherine's wheel" (an instrument of her martyrdom). The colours in this piece are gorgeous, and her crown was done in gold leaf- similar to those in medieval and renaissance art. I love how you can see the sky up through the gothic "window" arches at the top! My husband Matt did the woodwork for the original piece, of course! 24" high by 9" wide, original acrylic and gold leaf painting on wood.


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