72″ x 48″ or 183cm x 122cm. Byzantine Smalti, Gold smalti, Ceramic tiles on Border. Honeycomb panel, 2012
Although this is the first completed mosaic, chronologically, this is the second scene in the narrative series called The Judith Series. After having decided to take upon herself the task of saving her town, Bethulia and its inhabitants from the brutal invasion and their subsequent slavery at the hands of General Holofernes, a pious and courageous widow called Judith retreats into the desert. Alone with her God she prays for a victorious outcome to her ambitious plan which she singlehandedly devised and plans to put into action.
Judith Praying in the Desert