Nicaragüita

Sarah Nunn's avatar Sarah Nunn

While living and working in the rural mountain communities of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, I saw so much of nature. These communities are so remote that many of the creatures portrayed in this piece are seen as common place. During my years there, I observed the majority of what you see in this piece first-hand. There is beauty and danger in these animals. One bite from the coral snake on the path in the left panel would be fatal. The brilliant orange and blue dart frog in the right panel is also poisonous, as are the nearby mushrooms. Both movement and sound in these mountains are in constant flux. Howler monkey calls are a sonorous morning greeting. The gurgle and rush of moving water and the flutter of birds’ wings tickle the air. As with the jungle it portrays, the observer of this piece must slow down and keep the imagination and senses open in order to see and feel all it has to offer.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 0.75 inches
  • Medium: Stained Glass
  • Width: 65 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 41.25 inches