Inspired by a visit to the Paliani convent on Crete where miracles are prayed for to the Black Madonna in the chapel and prayers are sung and spoken under the Holy Myrtle tree which is said to be over 1000 years old. Mary is the archetypal mother, this paintings emphasis is on the miracle of mother, the miracle of the icon of Mary that is enclosed in the trunk of the tree and the miracle of the Black Madonna.


mary, sacred, holy, myrtle tree, prayers, crete, paliani

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