Sentiment: ..and heaven and nature sing
Colour(s): Stone appearance
Material(s): Resin, Brass
Measurement(s): Width 20.3cm x Depth 5cm x Height 21.5cm; 40.6cm wide when open; 0.6cm deep doors
Hanger style: 2 Keyholes
Artist: Susan Lordi
“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 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.
“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.” (Susan Lordi)