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Saturday, 22 April 2017

'The Cross': Artists' interpretations

At the Private View for 'The Cross: designs & reflections' I said that "artists and artworks are at their best when they take us out of our comfort zones and into new places which bring new understanding."

Some of the artists in the exhibition have given their own interpretations and perceptions of the works they have included in this exhibition. They include:
  • Michael Garaway - "These images present a moment of silent darkness after the event, perhaps late on the eve of the Jewish sabbath. The bodies are gone from the scene, and the visual array of items bear witness to the common, almost workaday process of execution, as it might have been from a Roman soldier's point of view."
  • Deborah Harrison - "This metal sculpture has been created to merge two Biblical images from the Old and New Testament: Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert even so must the son of man be lifted up John 3:14 We can make the link that Christ offered himself as an offering on the pole (cross) for the healing of all who suffered."
My thoughts on the two concrete poems I have included in the show can be found by clicking here.


Mavis Staples - Have A Little Faith.

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