The background image of this piece was taken on top of Mount Subasio in Assisi, Italy. This mountain, where Saint Francis used to retreat to a cave to pray, is considered by locals as sacred. One pamphlet notes that Mount Subasio has been shaped by “the religious paths that have been moulding these landscapes for centuries...” It seemed like a good explanation of this thin place.
I layered an image of an arched doorway (from the hilltop fortress Rocca Maggiore) over the photo from Mount Subasio. I wanted to offer a glimpse of this landscape that has been moulded into a beautiful thin place.
This piece is part of my Thin Places body of work created as a result of an artist residency in Assisi, Italy.
Size: (h x w) 30" x 20"
Media: original digital photography on canvas