Monday, April 23, 2007
This painting is the first in the triptych on the life of Christ. Both this image and the previous post are 4 by 6 foot canvases. This painting is from a line in a Wesley hymn that spoke of the Incarnation as "the Godhead contracted to a span." A span was typically known as the length of a hand. The colors are meant to be reminiscent of the blood and water that flowed from Christ in both his birth and his death.
Posted by Shannon Steed Sigler at 11:20 PM
Haven't posted in forever, but I've been working on my masters thesis. It is seeking to explore an aesthetic theology through a Wesleyan lens. I am basing my research on the hymns of Charles Wesley and reflecting visually on the hymns. This image is based on a hymn and a scripture from Isaiah about one who "treads the winepress alone." It is a work in progress.
Posted by Shannon Steed Sigler at 11:16 PM