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Willow Tree® Starry Night Nativity Intro. 2015
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Willow Tree® Starry Night Nativity Intro. 2015

Code: 27370

$185.00 $169.92


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... and heaven and nature sing

Measurements: 8"w x 2"d x 8.5"h; 16" wide when open; 1/4" deep doors.
Hinged resin box; applied gold leaf. Can be hung on wall or free standing. Hanger style: 2 keyholes. Weighs approximately 5.5 pounds.
Hanger style: keyhole

Made with Resin, brass


"Travel feeds my work on many levels. I recently visited the cities of Vienna and Prague, and was attracted to weathered surfaces of stone and marble accented with tippets of gold. The gold was a surprise pop—catching the light in unexpected ways in paintings, decorative arts, and architecture. It brought the buildings to life with a beautiful combination of rustic and refined surfaces.


"This experience influenced the techniques I used on the Starry Night Nativity, like gold leaf application and gradations of color. I embellished the surfaces with gold dots—symbolizing light, or energy, hope, inner strength... Gold connotes preciousness and enduring value, and I wanted this to be a special piece, that would be kept for a long time, or possibly handed down within families.


"Starry Night Nativity challenged me to tell a story and engage the viewer in a small space. All the figures fit into an 8" box that opens up as a triptych and reveals a starry night encircling an intimate scene. My use of deep gradated blues and sparkly gold is a jewel-like reference to historical objects of art.


"I designed this piece to be versatile enough to display year-round, on a table or a wall; open or closed. The outside doors reflect nature and the cycles of life—regeneration, renewal, rebirth. These themes influence everything I make."