O Magnum Mysterium
12" x 12"
watercolor by Jamie Hansen
Soundtrack: "Serenity " ( O Magnum Mysterium ) by Ola Gjeilo
O Magnum Mysterium is a Latin text describing the wonderment of the animals as they gaze on Christ. It translates to “O great mystery.” I created this art as a response to Ola Gjeilo’s Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium.) It is elegantly ethereal and mysterious.
My Soundscapes are partly born from the spaces I had painted around the musicians from my portraits project. What would I see if I looked in the spaces around them, where their music and their confidence surrounded them like a veil? Their sound and their energy would hang in the air like haze of color around them. The emotion from their music would be like a vapor that colored the space.