Contusum Non Comminutum - Bruised Not Broken
Contusum Non Comminutum - Bruised Not Broken

Symbolic imagery combining elements of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which burns with loving compassion and a desire to save humanity - the crucifixion and the wounds of Christ represented by the rubies and spear to the side , which imply the body of Christ - the defeat of Death, represented here by the Serpent impaled by the cross - and the Resurrection promised to all believers, represented here by the butterfly. There are secondary inferences such as the Nehushtan, which was the brazen serpent Moses raised on a staff for the healing from fiery serpents. Jesus referred to the Nehushtan when he told Nicodemus that the Son of Man must be lifted up (crucified) in the same way Moses lifted up the serpent on the staff.

The Body is the Temple
The Body is the Temple

Watercolor and Ink

21in x 36in

Nativity
Nativity

Watercolor and digital.  The original watercolor is 30in x 42in.

Faith…Blind
Faith…Blind

Pastel Pencils

Stigmata Geometrica
Stigmata Geometrica

Acrylic on canvas

Original 36in x 60in

Private Collection

Contusum Non Comminutum - Bruised Not Broken
The Body is the Temple
Nativity
Faith…Blind
Stigmata Geometrica
Contusum Non Comminutum - Bruised Not Broken

Symbolic imagery combining elements of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which burns with loving compassion and a desire to save humanity - the crucifixion and the wounds of Christ represented by the rubies and spear to the side , which imply the body of Christ - the defeat of Death, represented here by the Serpent impaled by the cross - and the Resurrection promised to all believers, represented here by the butterfly. There are secondary inferences such as the Nehushtan, which was the brazen serpent Moses raised on a staff for the healing from fiery serpents. Jesus referred to the Nehushtan when he told Nicodemus that the Son of Man must be lifted up (crucified) in the same way Moses lifted up the serpent on the staff.

The Body is the Temple

Watercolor and Ink

21in x 36in

Nativity

Watercolor and digital.  The original watercolor is 30in x 42in.

Faith…Blind

Pastel Pencils

Stigmata Geometrica

Acrylic on canvas

Original 36in x 60in

Private Collection

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