29 x 21 cm, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
This was a commission piece for Franciscan Friars from Malta. They asked for a nativity scene featuring Saint Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order. Saint Francis is credited with creating the first 3D recreation of the Nativity using live animals and a manger. I also had to include three knots on the rope/belt he wears, which symbolise the three vows taken by the Franciscan friars, and the marks of the stigmata on his hands.