A series of fifteen visual meditations
were inspired by the traditional “Stations of the Cross”
seen in most Catholic Churches. The ritual use of the stations
has been a Lenten tradition, along with fasting and self denial,
with the purpose of improving one’s humanity or becoming
more like Christ.
My unusual method of working with the stations took the form
of Jungian dream analysis. By approaching the task in a prayerful
attitude, I hoped to experience my inner truth. This work is
an extension of a long-term effort to “Know myself”
and “Above all, to mine own Self be true”.
I used 9” squares of aluminum as a support for the oil
paintings with the intention of working with the alchemical
metaphor of transforming lead (the grey, heavy, unknown) to
gold (the precious light of truth). Just as Lent is followed
by Easter, Winter is followed by Spring, when death leads to
rebirth in Nature.
When I completed the fourteenth station, I realized that I
must have a fifteenth. It was to be symbolic of the resurrection
and my inner truth that Spirit / Energy is immortal, even though
the body turns to dust /matter.
E = MC2 is infinite. This is the vital, hopeful part of the