Artist: Christiane Vleugels
Land of Origin: Belgium
The triptych Faith, Hope and Love was born of the musings from the state of our world. Optimism lunges from what appears to be a cautious invitation to believe.
All the women in Christiane’s work are aware of their souls and firmly connected with Life. Faith, as portrayed here, is dressed in blue, the color of the skies and the seas. Depth and wisdom, authority and loyalty, truth and faith—most of us will, at least intuitively, know its connotations. Yet, the headdress of hydrangea adds complexity to this panel: While symbolizing heartfelt and honest emotions such as love, devotion and gratitude, this flower also represents fickleness and change of heart.
Christiane says: ” Have faith, but don’t guilt yourself when you waver. Believing in yourself can be hard. Putting your hand on your heart may help a little, or even a lot.”