THE BODY BROKEN

Annunciation(detail)
Annunciation (Detail)
“Body Broken” (Corpo Spezzato) was a touring exhibition of large figurative pieces created to commemorate great saints or witnesses of the Christian tradition––figures like Perpetua, St. Christopher, St. Katherine of Egypt, as well as modern martyrs like Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I attempted in this series to articulate an elegiac sense of time and space and color––with a view to expressing something of the ineffable quality of lives that are laid down voluntarily as a witness to deep religious conviction. Beyond this, I was also trying to communicate the light and color and texture of my many sojourns in Italy, in particular Umbria and the beautiful hills and architecture of Orvieto.
“Body Broken” (Corpo Spezzato) was a touring exhibition of large figurative pieces created to commemorate great saints or witnesses of the Christian tradition––figures like Perpetua, St. Christopher, St. Katherine of Egypt, as well as modern martyrs like Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I attempted in this series to articulate an elegiac sense of time and space and color––with a view to expressing something of the ineffable quality of lives that are laid down voluntarily as a witness to deep religious conviction. Beyond this, I was also trying to communicate the light and color and texture of my many sojourns in Italy, in particular Umbria and the beautiful hills and architecture of Orvieto.
“Body Broken” (Corpo Spezzato) was a touring exhibition of large figurative pieces created to commemorate great saints or witnesses of the Christian tradition––figures like Perpetua, St. Christopher, St. Katherine of Egypt, as well as modern martyrs like Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I attempted in this series to articulate an elegiac sense of time and space and color––with a view to expressing something of the ineffable quality of lives that are laid down voluntarily as a witness to deep religious conviction. Beyond this, I was also trying to communicate the light and color and texture of my many sojourns in Italy, in particular Umbria and the beautiful hills and architecture of Orvieto.
Annunciation

Annunciation
2002, oil on wood with silver leaf; 110″ x 72″,
private collection

Elegy For Bonhoeffer
2002, oil on wood with gold leaf; 72″ x 48″,
collection of Messiah College
Elegy for Sebastian
Elegy for St. Sebastian
2004, oil on canvas with gold-leafed wood; 56″ x 36″,
available
Elegy for Therese of Liseux
Elegy for Therese of Liseux
2005, oil on wood; 72″ x 48″,
private collection
St. Catherine
Elegy for St. Catherine
2004, oil on canvas with gold-leafed wood; 56″ x 36″,
private collection
St Sebastian
Passion of St. Sebastian
2004, oil on canvas with gold-leafed wood; 56″ x 36″,
private collection
With His Stripes

With His Stripes, 1997

Encaustic on wood; 36″ x 24″

Collection of Sandra and Robert Bowden

Eucharist
2003, oil on wood with gold and silver leaf; triptych, 72″ x 144″,
available