The Story Behind the Art
Flowers of the Holy Night
Flowers of The Holy Night by Giorgio Dimichina
8″x 10″ Acrylic on board
Limited Edition Giclee’s Available
My painting “Flowers of The Holy Night” was inspired by an old Christmas story that tells of the love, devotion and gratitude of a young girl.
As she looked at all the presents others had brought, she felt embarrassed that she could only give this small bouquet of weeds to Jesus.
As she walked through the chapel to the altar, she remembered what Pedro had said. She began to feel better, knelt down and put the bouquet of weeds at the bottom of the nativity scene. Suddenly, the bouquet of weeds burst into bright red flowers, and everyone who saw them thought they were sure they had seen a miracle. From that day on, the bright red flowers were known as the “Flores de Noche Buena”, or “Flowers of the Holy Night”.
The shape of the poinsettia flower and leaves are sometimes thought as a symbol to represent the Star of Bethlehem which led the Wise Men to Jesus. The red colored leaves symbolize the blood of Christ and the white leaves represent his purity.
That is what inspired me to create the painting, along with a desire to relay that no matter how small or insignificant we may think our individual gifts may be, when we step out in faith, it has the potential to release a blessing onto the world and into the lives of others.
Follow your dreams with passion, void of fear, within a spirit of gratitude and see yourself bloom into who you were meant to be.
Merry Christmas! Buon Natale! Feliz Navidad!
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