Sunday, April 22, 2007

Station 8 - Jesus Comforts the Women of Jerusalem

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Comforts the Women

In searching for the “comfort” in this station, I found that perhaps it lies in the sense of empathy evoked. This piece is meant to capture a moment in time on the journey through the long, arduous process of healing from a violent loss:


still birth

(in empathy) for every mother who has lost a son…

Shadow shape’s
mourning shroud

Inconsolable tears
Storm’s cloud

Falling rain’s
broken womb

Empty vessel’s
mortal wound

artist: Monica J. Brown
16 ¾" x 13 ½"
Collage on canvas board with acrylic paint

1 comment:

scripture said...

Luke 23:27-31

A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.

Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.

For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'

Then "'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!"' For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"