Nativity in Black and White

December 31 st 2010

Bead work and embroidery on canvas, mounted on wood
10 1/2" x 8"

This is part of my ongoing series of beaded interpretations of icons of the Madonna and Christ. It is based on the icon of the Kykkos Monastery on Cyprus, Mother of God Kykkotissa, Simon Ushakov, 1668. I am drawn to the beauty and tenderness of maternal love which is selfless and unconditional. My pieces are small and intimate and meant to speak to the individual and offer time and space for prayer and silence.

Topics: Arts

Nancy Goes has been a fiber artist and graphic designer for over 40 years. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in art with emphasis on drawing and painting. Over the years she has worked in various media as a studio artist and has taught many workshops. She is currently working in bead embroidery and exploring icons.