We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, he draws us to himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Mosaic for the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Peace, Ireland.

ARTISTIC MOSAICS by travisanutto

Blurb from Zenit [source/link]
The mosaic, illustrated by well-known Irish artist PJ Lynch, depicts in incredible detail the 1879 Apparition, as described by the 15 official witnesses. It has been crafted by a team of mosaic artisans of Travisanutto Mosaics. The artisans, from Spilimbergo, near Venice, Italy, worked on the mosaic for eight months in their workshop before transporting it to Knock in sections during January. A team of artisans came to Knock to install the huge artwork, which measures 14 metres x 14 meters (46 feet by 46 feet).
Facebook page — Travisanutto Mosaics:
https://www.facebook.com/ARTISTIC-MOSAICS-by-travisanutto-302466986447174/
The artist's internet pages:
http://www.pjlynchgallery.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PJ-Lynch-Illustrator-1545034689044191/
The Shrine webpage: http://www.knockshrine.ie/

P.S.—a belated 'Happy Birthday' to P.J. Lynch (b. March 2, 1962)

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