River Bells’ Tears, for Babel Clarion – the Five Books Project (Digital Illustration)


“River Bells’ Tears” – Candy Kuehn’s digital illustration for Craig Harris’ composition Babel Clarion and the River Bells Music Festival.


River Bells’ Tears, for Babel Clarion – the Five Books Project (Digital Illustration)

“River Bells’ Tears” – Candy Kuehn’s signature digital illustration, created for Marcy-Holmes neighborhood’s River Bells Music Festival, and for Craig Harris’ composition “Babel Clarion.” © Candy Kuehn 2013

Candy Kuehn created the digital illustration “River Bells’ Tears” for the 2013 River Bells Music Festival by the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association in Minneapolis, and for Craig Harris’ composition Babel Clarion, for Carillon and Chorus. The festival was created to highlight First Congregational Church’s carillon – the Westminster chimes – as a means of creating an opportunity to bring the community together in unity and in celebration.

Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association commissioned Craig Harris to compose Babel Clarion, in addition to providing commissions for composer Randall Davidson and two student composers from the University of Minnesota. Emanating from the Westminster Chimes speakers in the church’s tower, Babel Clarion sonically merges recorded carillon sounds and portions from Craig Harris’ choral composition Babel Lament, from the Five Books Choral Suite, infusing the neighborhood with a unique and inviting aural spiritual experience.

The text for Babel Clarion is derived from the Tower of Babel story, calling people to join forces in unity to build something together – to reflect upon our history and past attempts to unify with common purpose to accomplish something for the community – and to consider the implications of ignoring the call, or of failing in the effort.

Learn more about Babel Clarion.

“River Bells’ Tears” is available as a print, and also as a downloadable high resolution image for printing. It can be printed on a color printer as desired for personal use – on home printers, professional printers – and can be hung unframed or framed as desired. The size of this image is 8.7″ x 11″ at 200 ppi (38.85 x 52.06 centimeters).

“River Bells’ Tears” is one of several digital illustrations available from Craig Harris’ Five Books Project.

About Candy Kuehn Digital Illustrations

Candy Kuehn provides the following insights into her printing process to assist in producing the best results for printing and/or framing these prints: “I use Digital Fine Papers when printing my work. My favorites are Innova, Hahnemulle, Cansons  Infinity and Epson Fine Art Papers. My large works use roll papers – Epson Premium Photo Luster or Epson Legacy Baryta. My print files fit sizes A3 (13” x 17”) and A4 (17” x 22”), though some files are created for larger format printing. I download ICC profiles and follow prompts to install the profiles from the paper’s manufacturer’s guidelines. I use Adobe Photoshop as my go to editing program. I also test on one piece of paper; print and cancel; then try another setting turning the paper upside down, print and cancel until I am satisfied with the print results. (If you have a photo editing program, strips can be done that way as well.) For professional online printing, two options are Shutterfly.com and snapfish.com. I also use local professional art printers in Minneapolis, such as Artist Resource Group (artist-grp.com). Owner Terry Schopper’s knowledge is exceptional and brilliant.”

Please allow 4-6 weeks for printing and shipping of prints. Prints are printed on demand, and we need to coordinate schedules with our high quality artwork printers. Please contact us about any special needs and we will try to accommodate.

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Additional information

Weight1 oz
Dimensions8.7 × 11 in
River Bells' Tears

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