On the Third Day

DIMENSIONS:  21”W X 20”H

DESCRIPTION:  Often my artistic ideas are inspired by experiences and events of those around me, but this work came about in a different way. One day I was looking through a stash of fabrics that I had air-brushed and was struck by how one piece resembled rocky hills.  As I rotated the cloth a cave seemed to emerge, reminding me of the terrain surrounding Jerusalem.   Instantly I thought of Christ’s tomb and the miracle of His resurrection!  What would the first visitors have seen when they arrived there in the early morning?  It was a reminder of the hope for eternal life/perpetuity found in most religions.  The resulting scene also reminds me of late-medieval paintings that used stylized landscape forms and symbolic nimbuses.

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