"Nuda Veritas", stained glass mosaic in recycled wood window frame, 18" x 28"
"Nuda Veritas" (Naked Truth) is inspired by the Greek tale of Alethiea (or Veritas in Latin), meaning Truth.
In Aesop's Fables from the 6th Century BC, a man was travelling through the wilderness. He came upon a well. At the bottom of that well, he found Alethiea hiding. "Ancient Lady," he asked, "why do you dwell here in the wilderness, leaving the city behind?"
Alethiea answered, "Among the people of old, lies were found among only a few, but now they have spread throughout human society!"
Do you ever feel this way? Like hiding from the insanity of our world? I do. Whether the Truth we seek is personal or Universal, part of our present or our past, it often seems to be hiding. Maybe this Greek tale is hinting that, if we want to find Truth, we have to go far from the noise and look deep within.
Alethiea is often represented as a virgin wearing white, or nude (as in Naked Truth) holding a hand mirror. In this piece I use mirror in her eyes, to represent looking within. She stands naked, deep within that well, the blue sky overhead, waiting for someone to find her.
This mosaic is a glass on glass mosaic in a recycled wood window frame. It's ready to hang in your window. Shipping costs are not included in the price of this piece. If you live in the Portland/Seattle area, delivery or pick up arrangements can be made. Contact me for details.