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Rosa Mundi

Rosa Mundi

These illustrations (pen-&-ink, with backgrounds added in PhotoShop) were executed for a sequence of poems which consider the Virgin Mary as a real woman, rather than an idealized concept.
The poems, some of which were published in The Tablet in May 20110, were published together as an illustrated booklet in March 2011.

Madonna
Angel Gabriel
Michelangelo's Pieta