Rose Wognum Frances

Star of the Sea

Paint on canvas and wood, tooled gold leaf, incised copper, silk, gemstone beads 30”H x 27”W x 4”D with doors open 1993

The sun-filled and starry skies unfurl from the blue mantle of the Queen of Heaven. She is flanked by the sun and moon, her breast is a blooming field. Arching over the Blessed Mother is a landscape of the star, Venus, rising over the western sea. The doors are 24K gold leaf on wood tooled with eight-pointed stars. In the niche below the central painting is a sacred bundle I created from silk, wool, mica, threads, and gemstone beads. Prayers, dreams, or objects of special significance can be placed within the bundle.

[ View all pieces ]

Return to Gallery