St. Hildegard is the patron saint of healing, herbalists, musicians. She was also a mystic and a doctor of the church.
This soldered charm/medal may be worn as a pendant.
Hildegard of Bingen, Germany, was a Twelfth Century mystic who excelled in painting, music, science and theology. She was an abbess, a founder of convents, and an adviser to popes. She was a sort of Renaissance woman, as she was interested in the study of many fields, including mathematics, science, herbology, the healing power of stones, music, just to name a partial list. She is credited with invention of the opera, as a music form.
Sue Kouma Johnson painted this in acrylics on canvas, originally 12 x 24 inches. There are paintings of her visions which she dictated to artists of the time. I tried to capture their style and also the way they depicted her in a few of the paintings. Often there were stars in the images and she loved to speak of the spiritual life as green when growing so I placed trees in the painting. Also water is the symbol for the Holy Spirit, as is the fire I depicted above her head.
All Sue's charms are made with lead free solder. The same image is on both sides. The 3 sizes are approximate, but only vary by a fraction of an inch. Hand-made, you know! :)