Nativity Triptych 2
Type: Wall Hanging
Shepherds: 15.5 x 11 x 3 Holy Family: 12 x 23 x 4 Wise Men: 11 x 12 x 3
A number of years ago, I entered a contest to win $500 to spend on Fontainini collectible nativity figures. I took pictures of the town of Bethlehem that our family had set up (long standing tradition in our house) and sent them in but didn’t win. I didn’t even hear back from them at all, which is too bad, because it was such a great set up. Years later I decided to try an assemblage version of the Nativity using Fontanini figures, this is the second version that I have created. I wanted each “tile” to be a part of the story of the birth of the Savior. I struggled starting out on this piece because my head was fighting with being respectful with traditional depictions of the Nativity, and wanting to get creative (like I do :). I explained my dilemma to my daughter and she told me to make it “my way” so that’s what I did , and I LOVE how it turned out! As a whole, the three pieces in the triptych tell the story in their entirety, but taken individually each one tells a part of the story that is dear to my soul. I wanted to stay true to my surrealistic style and symbols, yet convey the story of the Nativity in it’s wonder and glory.
This Triptych is sold as a set of 3 pieces.