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An installation of suspended crowns and mixed media works on paper and canvas.
Jacqueline Treloar’s “Crowns for the Queen of Heaven” derives from her fascination with the crowned statues of the Virgin Mary and has evolved from her years living in the inner city of Palermo where religious processions and festivities are a part of the fabric of the city. The ongoing project displays a set of four small circular crowns each being embellished and decorated to represent a period of life and a season of the year: spring is infancy and childhood, summer is youth, autumn the adult and winter old age. The four ten-inch diameter crowns are covered inside and out with rich fabrics and trims and embellished with a myriad of symbolic and decorative elements relating to the period of life represented. Each has jewel motif circular forms holding portraits of family and friends relevant to the particular life stage.
Exhibition runs December 17-22 from 12-5pm daily.