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Stations of the Cross

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Having chosen the Biblical Stations of the Cross, I am seeking to interpret them in a way that enables people to think more deeply. At first etched glass seemed to be the ideal medium for a multi-ethnic congregation because blue, red, purple or even green antique glass could be etched to depict faces and human forms, giving freedom from racial stereotypes. I often chose blue-on-clear for the face of Christ, etched to give a tonal range of blues evoking a mood of sadness, suffering & fear.

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This year I have been experimenting with oil paintings of the Stations... I find that trying to portray suffering and linking it with the present day is quite draining, but finding links with the Gospel accounts of meetings with the Risen Christ makes a series like this much more positive and hopeful.