Stations of the Cross 2011
The “Stations of the Cross” were done for Grace Episcopal Church in Liberty, MO in 2011 and were on display during the 40 days of Lent. The media is charcoal and gouache on paper and are 16” x 20. There is an identical “stations” for sale with the same media and size but on canvas. An abstracted Easter painting entitled “The Blood, the Death, the Resurrection”, is also at Grace Episcopal.
In 1991 I was given a Commission to produce 3 sculptural pieces and a large Resurrection painting For St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA, on Vivion Rd. Kansas City, MO. It was installed in 1992. The series of a mural 9’ x 14” on canvas, and 3 mixed media sculptures/installations were based on Passion Week incidents 3 days prior to Easter, and consisted of “The Flagellation”, “The Crucifixion”,” The Entombment”, and the Resurrection with Mary Magdalene, Adam and Eve. Shown here is the life-sized “Crucifixion” in red and green, Christmas colors, standing for the Incarnation, the birth of Christ made human. This, according to Christian theology is what Christ was born for: the death and eventual Resurrection for forgiveness of sins. “The Resurrection” features an explosive (allegorically speaking) Christ leaping from Mother Earth with Mary Magdalene as the first witness, and how sin came into the world through Adam and Eve’s choices. There are several allusions to art history in this work: Masaccio’s “Expulsion from the Garden”, and Grunewald’s “Resurrection”. This “Resurrection “mural on canvas with acrylics is available for purchase.