This piece is based on a magnificent sculpture by Stefano Maderno titled The Martyrdom of Saint Cecilia on view in the Church of Saint Cecilia, in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome. The stunning marble piece is lifelike and, like Bernini’s works that came later, I almost expected this diminutive creature to rise from her slumber. Much like lightening in a bottle, I wished to capture the essence of that experience... she continues to inspire me every day.
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology. I admire this organization’s commitment and am pleased to do my own small part to support this fantastic effort!
25% of my sales of Martire will go to Girls Who Code!