‘Backyard’ treasures…part 2

Although John Nava’s  amazing tapestries lie 90 miles to the south in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles,  a full size test for the north wall 5 tapestry, along with  small survey of John Nava’s work has been on display at the Santa Paula Art Museum.

The test tapestry from the Communion of Saints Tapestry Cycle measures 192 x 82 inches.

stunning, moving, captivating

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Nava, a graduate of the UCSB College of Creative Studies, went on to earn an MFA in Florence, Italy.

Commissioned to do the tapestries, teaching himself to work in a new way, he paints his subject, then sends the image to be loomed in Belgium.

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Although the exhibit ended on November 8th, Nava’s tapestry “Lizzie with Knit Cap” has been sent to a permanent home at the Museum of Art, Design & Architecture at UCSB. 

Well worth a visit to see this extraordinary art!!!

 

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One response to “‘Backyard’ treasures…part 2

  1. Gail Campanella

    I didn’t know that John Nava went to UCSB ! i’ve seen his beautiful tapestries in the Cathedral. I believed he used actual faces of real people as the models for his Communion of Saints. MUST see his Lizzy with a knit cap 😉

    Love, Gail

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