In this painting, I wanted to show the horror and grief on Mary’s face as she cradles the dead body of her son, Jesus. In the original Pieta, Mary’s expression is one of serenity- as a mother who has also lost an adult son; I wanted to emphasise her humanity. To at least give a hint of the despair and utter unbelief that is unavoidably real when a person experiences the death of a child.
Many years ago I had a passion for photography. This painting is based on a photo I took of Jordan when he was about 8 or 9. He reminds me of the Jungle boy here! Painted in 2005, it’s also large (100cm x 100cm)
Can’t remember which beach I was depicting here! It’s acrylic with scrap booking paper painted in 2007.