Canticle poster


19″ x 13″
Completed October 7, 2015

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A Prayer Before Nature, by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, is hand-drawn in the style of David Jones at the top of this poster.

Beneath this prayer are a series of small paintings depicting six of the Canticles of St. Francis of Assisi. Swanson repainted these images from the images bordering his 2002 serigraph, FRANCIS AND THE WOLF.

Centered beneath these images is text drawn from a Turkish Muslim woman’s description of her daily prayers (called Salat).

Swanson brought these elements together to underscore the similarities and universality of the message.