St. Stephen’s Day

Working on St. Stephen’s Day. St. Stephen was the patron saint of widows and he was usually depicted as a young man. Here I’ve made him a young boy between two widows in Victorian mourning dress. I like that the widow I’ve been working on has a Goya-inspired sort of feel, with her pale skin elegant gesture. St. Stephen is often shown with a miniature church so I’ve given him one. He is also depicted with three stones symbolizing his martyrdom by stoning. I’ve replaced the stones with three balls.

I bet you are wondering why the dead bird. I’ll tell you next time!

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