Thin Places

I continue to be drawn to thin places-- those times and places where you have a deeper, more tangible sense of the Divine. While on an artist residency in Assisi, Italy, a city which many describe as a thin place, I was often most struck by a sense of the divine in secluded moments and when my senses were touched by unexpected beauty. The splendor of bells echoing in a round, the hints of incense seeping from centuries-old stone walls, and the glimpses of the hazy blues and greens of the distant countryside seemed to thin the veil for me.

 

This body of work was born from my personal encounters with thin places in Assisi. It seeks to capture my epiphanies and to invite viewers to enter into their own contemplative spaces.

All artwork © 2019 by Michele Waalkes