Sunday, 5 January 2014
"In the beginning was the Word...the Word was the true light that enlightens all humankind... John 1 v 1-18
Maybe one year I will be inspired to paint the Maji daring to follow the star... however, some years ago I followed my 'star' / vision / intuition: to try and communicate the beginning of John's Gospel : his poetic Prologue... and over the years I have painted several versions, hoping each time to go more deeply into this mystery.
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One Christmas I asked : If Christ were born these days, where would we be most likely to find him ? Of course I could have painted any baby, anywhere, for surely each one of us reveals a glimpse of God's likeness in some way or another? But at the time the TV news was full of the Sudan refugee crisis, and showing starving mothers & young children flooding into refugee camps, and in order to pray for them I began drawing ... and decided to paint a Madonna & Child based on these images, as a prayer painting. I share this painting here