The Pieta (a response to Michelangelo’s famous sculpture)


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.