I painted this large painting 4 ft x 8 ft in 2001 and called it " What God Told Her." I adapted it from a photo I ran across of a marble carving in the year 1386 on the tomb of Giovanni da Legnano in San Domenico, Bologna, Italy. The tomb of course had no color and I really wanted to bring this little nun back to life.
I prayed over this painting and reflected on my life as I painted it. I made sure to paint that ribbon in her book scarlet red, to me the book represents the bible, the column represents the church, the gold rings the Trinity, the wooden floor earth and the rays spiritual understanding. After it was finished it hung in my studio a while and later I rolled it up and tucked it in a closet. 12 years later I rolled it out when my kids were over visiting and told them, she needs to be in a Catholic Church or school somewhere. However, I did not know any Catholics personally !
but after many hours research of the tomb we found out that she is.