Sunday, April 22, 2007
Station 15 - Jesus is resurrected
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Our Eyes Were Opened
Just as Jesus’ eyes were opened through his resurrection, and just as the disciples eyes were opened when Jesus broke bread and ate with them, the community also seeks to move through the world with open eyes. We are continuing to look around for signs of Jesus, the resurrected Christ, the light of hope and healing.
The eyes at the top of the piece are copies of the eyes of Jesus in a well-known icon at St. Katherine’s Monastery in the desert of Sinai. The icon is called, “Jesus Christ, Pantocrator.” Many of the other eyes are eyes of people from our community.
This piece is also inspired by the following e. e. cummings’ poem.
i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
day of life and love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
artists: Nanette Sawyer, Nick Croston, Jhonathan F. Gómez, Tim Vermeulen
35 ¾" x 23 ¾"
Collage on canvas board with acrylic paint
Posted by J.F. Gómez at 4/22/2007 08:15:00 PM