In this issue:
Stride For Sea Saba...
Park Offers New Dive Site
Sistine Chapel In the Making
Bottom, Saba - Local artist, Heleen Cornet, is hard at work
transforming the Roman Catholic Church located in The Bottom into
Saba's own version of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. When approached
by church officials regarding painting the altar, Heleen volunteered
her services free of charge. Now some four months into the project
that has taken on a life of its own, Heleen anticipates completing
the project during the summer months. She is being assisted by
another local artist, Judy Meeks, who has undertaken the stone and
fern work that makes the transition from the church structural
supports to Heleen's heavenly vision of angels and cherubs set
amidst Saba's picturesque rainforest and cottages. This is a
definite "must see" on your next visit to Saba.
Heleen is one of Saba's most renowned
artists. You'll find her work incorporated in a number of books
available on Saba including The Nature of Saba, Saban
Trails... A Walking and Hiking Guide, Guide to the Saba
Marine Park, Saba's Cottages and a new book that focuses
on the nearby island of St. Eustatius. Her paintings and murals
grace Saba's hotels and many private homes. Working in watercolors,
charcoals, oils and pastels, Heleen is inspired by the rainforests,
seascapes and marine life that Saba has to offer.
Saba is home to a number of
fine artists who are inspired by Saba's natural beauty and
surroundings. If your interested in owning some of Heleen's artwork
for yourself, stop by the Breadfruit Gallery located at Lambee's
place in Windwardside where you'll find not only her artwork but
also that of Saba's many other artisans.