A cappella

"A cappella" | canvas detail of a work in progress

the canvases of a cappella are informed and inspired by traditional Christian hymns but differ from the hymnscript series in that they feature no typographic elements

Artist’s Statement

On too many occasions they are branded “worn out” or “irrelevant,” discarded in favor of tunes that are more in keeping with today’s music scene.

Yet so many of our classic Christian hymns have melodies that are just as beloved as their texts.

I’m now starting work on a series of canvases inspired by the stories and melodies of these eight historic hymn tunes:

  • Aberystwyth, which usually accompanies Jesus, Lover of My Soul
  • Aurelia, which usually accompanies The Church’s One Foundation
  • Azmon, which usually accompanies O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
  • Duke Street, which usually accompanies Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun
  • Lasst Uns Erfreuen, which usually accompanies All Creatures of Our God and King
  • Nicaea, which usually accompanies Holy, Holy, Holy
  • Old Hundredth, which usually accompanies All People That on Earth Do Dwell
  • St. Anne, which usually accompanies O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Diana Wolverton


Framed and unframed open edition prints and canvases will be available from ImageKind.