Local artist celebrates the summer solstice with a mural
By Tia Heidebrecht, Chief Photographer - bio | email
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
And on this rainy day, an artistic inspiration just in time for the summer solstice. Nan Wilson was commissioned last fall to create a mural in Mueller Library.
After months of sketching and seven days of painting, so far, the Assistant Professor of Art at Briar Cliff University has almost finished her mural.
The piece includes familiar sights such as the Sioux City skyline and Briar Cliff University.
It also reflects the ideas Saint Francis wrote about in a poem.
"So it's brother sun and sister moon and sister stars and the water and plants and the fruit of the earth. So I'm doing this mural in response to that poem," Nan Wilson, the Briar Cliff University Assistant Professor of Art said.
Nan believes that the mural could be done as soon as Friday.
She still wants to add some finishing touches, such as a farmland scene on the right side of the mural,
She hopes that students will take time to reflect not only on the work of art itself, but also on the message, the meaning of creation and life.
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