After finishing the Esther mosaics which followed the transformation of a shy, frightened and passive young teenager into a self-empowered young Queen, I opted for another powerful figure from biblical times, who, like Esther, saves her people from complete annihilation through courageous deeds that require much self sacrifice.
Judith in many respects is the flip side […]
73.5″ x 48″ or 187cm x 122cm. Byzantine Smalti, Millefiori, Gold smalti, Ceramic tiles on Border. Honeycomb panel, 2014
This mosaic depicts a proud, yet not overjoyed Judith, displaying the head of Holofernes in front of Bethulia citizens telling them that God protected her so that no sin was committed to defile or shame her. […]
71.5″ x 48″ or 182cm x 122cm.
The scene of the beheading of Holofernes takes place in his tent after the general falls asleep in a drunken stupor having consumed more alcohol in one evening “than in any one day since he was born”. As Holofernes lies stretched out on his couch, Judith takes his […]
78″ x 48″ or 198cm x 122cm. Byzantine Smalti, Ceramic tiles on Border. Honeycomb panel, 2012
This is the first scene in the Apocryphal story of Judith. When the Bethulia Magistrates, exhausted and starving propose surrender to the Assyrians, Judith summons the town magistrates to her house. In this mosaic Judith insists that God will […]
Diptych 74″ x 96″ or 188cm x 244cm. Each panel 74″ x 48″ or 188cm x 122cm. Byzantine Smalti, Millefiori, Gold Smalti, Ceramic tiles on border. Honeycomb panel, 2014
This mosaic in progress depicts the seduction scene in Holofernes’s tent. Judith acts seductively pretending to be enamoured with Holofernes. He is totally captivated by her charms […]
Diptych 78″ x 96″ or 198cm x 244cm. Each panel 78″ x 48″. Byzantine Smalti, Millefiori, Gold Smalti, Ceramic tiles on border. Honeycomb panel, 2013
The meeting between Judith and Holofernes takes place in the Assyrian army camp tent belonging to the general. The element of surprise at seeing a beautifully dressed and bejeweled woman from […]
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 […]