Giorgio Dimichina’s Artful Reflections No. 5

Artful Reflections

The Story Behind the Art

Giorgio Dimichina


Flowers of the Holy Night

 Flowers of The Holy Night by Giorgio Dimichina

8″x 10″ Acrylic on board

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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.

 In a small town in Mexico, it was a tradition at Christmas time to bring gifts into church and lay them down at the base of the nativity scene. There was a young poor Mexican girl named Pepita who had no present to give the baby Jesus at the Christmas Eve Services. As Pepita sadly walked to the chapel, her cousin Pedro tried to cheer her up.
 ‘Pepita’ he said, “I’m sure that even the smallest gift, given by someone who loves him will make Jesus happy.” Pepita didn’t know what she could give, so she picked a small handful of weeds from the roadside and made them into a small bouquet.

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!

Arrivederci,

Giorgio 

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 Born in Argentina, Giorgio Dimichina fell in love with art at a young age. After pursuing a successful career in visual arts with major corporations  such as Mazda and Pepsi, Giorgio left the corporate world in order to pursue his passion and talents as an artist. Today, Giorgio’s art work is admired around the world as he is best known for his beautiful landscapes, incredible detail, and picturesque scenes.

For more on Giorgio,  please go to artbygiorgio.com

 All art and photographic images copyright by Giorgio Dimichina. All rights reserved.
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