The Canticle Panels are a series of 19” x 23” ceramic relief sculptures featuring four new ceramic relief panels responding to a contemporary version of the “Canticle of the Creatures” written by the artist.
The original “Canticle” is a 13th-century poem by Francis of Assisi that speaks in praise of all creation and is the first piece of literature written in the Italian vernacular.
“I had visited Assisi, Italy over 30 years ago, was deeply moved by the spirit of the place and did some drawings out of that visit. Visiting again in 2019, I knew I needed to respond sculpturally. Rewriting the poem, then using it as the springboard fit both my experience and the tenor of our times with the deepening awareness of our relationship and responsibility to each other and our world.”
Thank you for contributing to the beauty of Capital Health – Hopewell with your two beautiful ceramic murals. They enhance our hospital and offers patients, visitors and employees a respite from the difficulties of the day. Whereas medicine can heal the body, art can heal the soul. We thank you for contributing to our hospital the restorative and healing impact of art.