Trinity (after Paolo Veneziano's The
Crucifixion, 1340) 13" x 20"
Archival ultrachrome inkjet with etching and dry point
Paolo Veneziano's The Crucifixion of
1340 was the most intriguing image to me, even beyond many of my favorite
modern masters to which I am normally drawn. Perhaps it is the simplicity of
composition or the handling of the figures such as Mary and the woman at the
foot of the cross, which reminded me of a Kathe Kollowits drawing. Or the
bizarre treatments of the Angels hinting of a Goya etching that caught my eye.
But I think that foremost and perhaps the most obvious reason that I choose
this work is the theological implications of the imagery of Christ on the
cross. The use of this image implies the significance of justification,
atonement and redemption. It is by this underlying, deeper context that I find
myself most engaged.
In my print I choose to expand upon these doctrines by adding additional
imagery, which would further encompass another tenant of Christian Theology,
the Holy Trinity. I have tried in contemporary techniques to relate images that
would resonate with this most mysterious of doctrines of God the Father, God
the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.