MAPPA MUNDI
Saint Scholastica
2013
Br John,

Though i predict you may not enjoy this painting i at least wanted it
to share it with you. It is a portrait of St. Scholastica. Her face is geometric to
reflect God's perfection through his work in his beloved Saints. Her
face is rock-like to reflect the sometimes difficult path of the
Saint. She is blue to reflect calmness and the Blessed Virgin who she
emulates. Her Clothes are simple and woolen, dyed red with berries and
red to remember the passion of Christ. The background constellations
belong to heaven and the desert she is in reflects life on earth.

I am no icon painter but S. Scholastica is a wonderful subject to paint.

Best,

Mark Brown
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