"Nuda Veritas", stained glass mosaic in recycled wood window frame, 18" x 28"
Regular price $550.00
This mosaic is a glass on glass mosaic in a recycled wood window frame. It comes with chain attached, ready to hang in your window.
"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? 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 used mirror to create her eyes and to represent looking within. She stands naked, deep within that well, the blue sky overhead, waiting for someone to find her.
Shipping costs within the US are included in the price of this piece. Shipping a piece this size usually costs about $75-100. I use UPS Ground and ship within 1-2 business days. If you live in the Portland/Seattle area, delivery or pick up arrangements can be made and I'll apply a discount. Contact me for details.