Murmuration: A Prayer for Ukraine

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Oil over Acrylic on Canvas


48" x 36" x 1.5"


When Starlings are in murmuration, while beautiful and mysterious, it is said their flight pattern is to deter and confuse predators. This painting went through many evolutions, trying to simplify and condense the many emotions around the escalation of the Russian atrocities in Ukraine. The Hebrew letters translate to "The God who Heals". Included is the national flower and the news story that was circulating:  A woman is being hailed on social media after she confronted a heavily armed Russian soldier and offered him sunflower seeds – so that flowers would grow if he died there on Ukraine’s soil. 'You’re occupants, you’re fascists,' she shouts, standing about a meter from the soldier.   'Take these seeds and put them in your pockets so at least sunflowers will grow when you all lie down here'" (The Guardian, Feb. 25,2022) 

About this Artist

Anne Cutri

Anne Cutri is an artist based in Erie, PA. She has been pursuing her artistic endeavors for over 40 years. Her work has always explored the inner landscape and the unseen. Mysticism a key component and often the concept of visual prophecy and prayer has been explored. Her work combines magical realism and fantasy, abstract symbolism and realistic rendering, and it is a welcoming world to experience. Her preferred medium is oil on canvas, often mixing with other mediums such as collage. Cutri has shown her work Nationally, and patrons span to Europe and Canada. She is a member of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), Episcopal Church and Visual Arts (ECVA) and as well as Artists Who Evangelize (AWE), which also stands for Art for Wellbeing Everywhere, a business formed in the fall of 2018 to affect communities through the power of creativity. She is a member of National…
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