Saturday, July 03, 2010
As a gift to a friend and neighbor, I painted the old tool shed in the courtyard which was used to store garden furniture into a byzantine chapel with traditional pigment the way it's been done for centuries. The curtain around the wall symbolically separates the material and spiritual world. It's an often seen motto in orthodox churches like this one in Mount Athos. The mandorle on top of the door is inspired by this italian renaissance representation of the Boboli Gardens at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence. It pictures the property,the building, the land around and a romain fountain found by chance in the middle of the meadow.