Illuminated Manuscript digitally painted by Capio Lumen. This painting is available as a limited edition pigmented ink jet print. Each print is numbered, dated and signed by the artist. This Giclée print, French for inkjet, is printed using Epson archival pigmented inks on fine art paper. The print is “light fast” for 100 years when kept under glass and out of direct sunlight. It is available in these four print sizes.
6.5 X 8.5 Unmated: with a print size of 5.5 X 7.0 ($20.00)
11 X 14 Archival Matted: with a print size of 6.75 X 8.5 ($50.00)
16 X 19 Framed: with a print size 6.25 X 8.0 ($100.00)
24 X 30 Unmated: with a print size of 21 X 27 ($300.00)
This manuscript painting is from the Gospel according to Mark, Chapter 13: Verses 32 & 33
32: “But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father
33: Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come
Symbolism in this Painting:
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting:
Columbines fluttering petals are likened to a white dove and are used to symbolize the Holy Ghost. Strawberries have been used to symbolize temptation and, with their white flowers and red fruit, purity and martyrdom. Their threefold leaves reference to the Trinity. Daisies are a symbol of the innocence of the Christ Child, and they are also associated with purity, innocence, loyal love, beauty, patience and simplicity. The red rose is a symbol of martyrdom, while the white rose is a symbol of Christianity. The royal purple color of the iris is associated with the heavenly royalty of Christ. Violas symbolize the Trinity because of their three-color petals. The blue five-petal forget-me-nots signify remembrance. Pea flowers are associated with the birth of Christ and are symbolically linked to good-bye, departure, and thank you.
The butterfly is a symbol for the cycles of life; caterpillar, chrysalis and finally, the butterfly. Birds are the symbol of the “Winged Soul”. They are used to suggest the Spiritual, as opposed to the material. The Bee and Ants that are scattered throughout the composition are used because of their industrious habits, as symbols of activity, diligence, work and good order. The spots of the seven-spot ladybug symbolize Mary’s Seven Joys and Seven Sorrows.
As a footnote the “Need for Watchfulness” was painted in my 67th year. It is my attempt to remind myself to enjoy all of life’s gifts no matter how sweet or bitter they are, for one never know the day or hour in which we will be called. I am mindful of the passing of several friends and associates who have been called within the last year. Charlene Felos-75; Janet Marie Gelert-64; Joe Nedza-67; Katharine Gallagher-27; Alvin Dalto-50; Steve Russel-67;
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