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Assemblage of Post-Consumer Materials

48″ x 48″

This piece was created for the Church of Apostles “Stations of the Cross” service that was held the evening of Good Friday before Easter. It portrays a grief stricken Mary, as the body of Jesus is laid in His mother’s arms.

In this piece I have Mary’s head cast down, her chin resting on clasped hands. It is a universal picture of grief, created from discarded objects and society’s waste. The trash represents our sinful “messy” lives, the brokenness that Jesus came to redeem. Viewed at close range, the image is unrecognizable, just as the moment of Jesus’ death must have been incomprehensible to those who believed He was the Savior. Step back and the image comes into focus- just as hindsight and distance enables us to understand Christ’s sacrifice for us.