Sunday, 4 April 2021

how do you paint something so unprecedented as the resurrection ? 
 Jyoti Sahi has solved this puzzle by portraying elements from both the crucifixion and resurrection... as though the crucified christ is bursting with new life... 

 try spending some time just looking at this painting...
 what emerges from the patterns ? what can you see here ? ...
 do these shapes remind you of anything ?

 I tend to see something new each time I look...
 the rather sharp tree branches that speak to me of pain..
. and yet the outstretched hands reaching upwards as though full of new life, growing into something completely new... into a new future that is far more joyful...
 yet with the shape of a cup deep in the centre... what could that symbolise ?
...two figures... could they be Mary & John ? 
 ...Mary, given another son to look after...
 and John, to comfort Mary in the depths of her grief...
 and to write the anonymous gospel that now bears his name... 
... ... ...

 
anothe rMary : Marymagdalene finally recognises the risen christ...John ch20...

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