Oil on Canvas 12X12
'The painting centers on the prayer directed to the Lady of the Perpetual Exhaustion -- a prayer that focuses on how we must understand and protect other creatures and how we must acknowledge that our lives belong to one another.
'But the painting also reaches to the teachings of two saints. The first is Saint Francis of Assissi,who reminds us of “the duty of men to protect and enjoy nature as both the stewards of God's creation and as creatures ourselves.'
'The second is the secular saint, Dr. Temple Grandin, who explains in her book Animals in Translation how autistic people take outside input that remains visual instead that in words. She further expands that autism allows her to focus on visual details more intensely, which allows her to “take in the world as animals do.”
That is to say animals feel, see and think in remarkably similar ways as humans do according to her.'
'The medium is oil on canvas (classical palette), and in this festive – modern and symbolic painting I attempt to capture the feeling of love to all sentient beings'.