"Love..." from Shakespeare's Sonnet 116
This excerpt from one of Shakespeare's most well-known sonnets captures the steadfastness of true love. The key word, "Love," is surrounded with colorful Florentine design and the 15th-century Batarde text gradually phases from a rich red into deep brown watercolor on a gold parchment background. Each archival giclee print in this limited edition is embellished by hand with gold accents, signed and numbered by the artist, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Edition of 116 prints, 8” x 10”
Print $55. Matted $69. Framed $150.
Original still available; contact Catherine for information.
This chant, known to many as the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, comes from a verse in the Yajurveda, and is known as the Great Death-conquering Mantra. It is said that this mantra rejuvenates as well as bestows health, wealth, long life, peace, prosperity and contentment on the chanter….and it’s Catherine’s favorite! The transliterated Sanskrit is rendered in gem-toned Batarde and the English beneath is in a delicate Copperplate. Limited edition archival giclee prints, signed and numbered by the artist.
Edition of 125 prints, 9.5” x 11.5”
Print $45. Matted $64. Framed $175.
Framed original in burgundy velvet matting (below) $500.
Catherine at Out of Hand show in December 2009
with framed original
“Blessing of the Light”
This ancient Gaelic blessing of Scottish origin is one of many beautiful benedictions and prayers long preserved in an oral tradition, then written, and then translated into English. This piece was inspired by a mother’s wedding gift to her son after reading this blessing to the new couple. The original is lettered in black Sumi ink in the Foundational style, and the sun is drawn in archival ink and painted with gold watercolor accents. A limited edition of giclee prints are numbered, signed, and hand-embellished in gold.
Edition of 175 prints, 12” x 15”
Print $75. Matted $99. Framed $245.
May the blessing of Light be on you,
“Om Namah Shivaya Gurave”
This chant, very popular as a session-opening invocation among yoga practitioners, is written in IAST, or the International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration. The original is lettered in Uncial-style watercolors and bordered with traditional henna patterns in archival inks and gold watercolor. Limited edition of archival giclee prints, each signed, numbered, and embellished by hand in rich gold detail.
Edition of 125 prints, 8.25” x 10.75”
Print $60. Matted $74. Framed $165.
Original matted and framed in gold with red/brown liner (below) $425.
Full text translates to English as follows:
I honor the essence of Being, the Auspicious One,
Border of traditional henna patterns and text detail
Om and text detail
Gold accents used heavily in this design
Browns and reds and golds on parchment paper
“Music” by Plato
This inspiring text builds to a crescendo that will resonate with every music lover. Shown is the original in italic watercolor and copperplate Sumi ink with hand-painted details and gold gouache accents on hot press watercolor paper, framed archivally behind non-glare glass. Limited edition archival giclee prints, signed by the artist and hand-embellished in gold.
Edition of 225 prints, 11.5” x 11.5”
Print $60. Matted $84. Framed $170.
Detail of illuminated initial.
Matted here in ivory with cranberry liner.
“Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
a charm to sadness,
gaiety and life to everything.
It is the essence of order
and lends to all that is good
and just and beautiful,
of which it is the invisible,
but nevertheless dazzling,
passionate, and eternal form."
Just wanted to THANK YOU for the beautiful work you did on the musical quote from Plato! You truly made the piece your own with all the special artistic touches added along with the calligraphy...it is more than what I expected and equally as beautiful as its message!!!! -- Heidi Funke
Mat Color Options
two shades of blue with gold frame
shades of spring greens with gold frame
cranberry with black liner and frame
ivory with cranberry liner
sage green with dark liner
The “Salve Regina”
This Gregorian chant was composed in the Middle Ages, set down at the Abbey of Cluny, and is rendered here with neumes and text in the original Latin. An Uncial hand and Sumi black ink were chosen for the text with watercolors, archival inks, and gold gouache used for the illumination and border design. Shown is the first archival giclee in this limited edition of prints signed by the artist and hand-embellished with gold gouache, framed archivally behind non-glare glass.
Edition of 175 prints, 12” x 15”
Print $75. Matted $99. Framed $205.
Original 15” x 18”, collection Tina Rockafellow.
Full text in Latin:
|Salve, Regína, mater misericórdiae;
vita dulcédo et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamámus, éxsules fílii Hevae.
Ad te suspirámus, geméntes et flentes,
in hac lacrimárum valle.
Eja ergo, advocáta nostra,
illos tuos misericórdes óculos ad nos convérte.
Et Jesum, benedíctum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsílium osténde.
O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo María.
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
Detail of upper right corner.
Detail of lower left corner.
Alternate matting in red and orange.
Coming this year: Family Tree Print
Catherine will customize with your names and dates!