Cera meaning 'wax' in latin.
The wax surfaced medieval Spanish huge scale offering bowl tells a tale. It has been overpainted, stapled and re-waxed and glazed throughout its lifetime. Rumour has it that whenever there was an illness within the monastery, because the bowl was so revered and such an essential part of every day (being the main bowl on the communal table), it was thrown into the nearby river until washed clean by the currents - each time rescued and mended and brought back into the monastic space.
Cera is full of changing light, of history and energy.
76 w x 66 h cm (Framed size 96 w x 85 h cm)
Oil, raw pigment and encaustic wax on board in antique frame from The Palace of Versailles.