Women of Lent and Easter
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Each banner/shawl can be printed in sizes up to 48" x 72"
Row 1 left to right
Mary, Mother of Jesus: The Shawl of Separation Artist's Interpretation: Mary, the Mother of Jesus, talks about the separation she felt when he went missing in Jerusalem. I visualized people dressed to go to temple. This shawl captures some traditional lines that might have been seen in a Jewish shawl, including fringe.
Mary of Clopas, Mother of James, Son of Alpheus: The Shawl of Faith Artist's Interpretation: Joseph’s sister shares her observation of his faith to take on the role of adoptive father. I visualized browns and burlap for a natural, rugged look of a carpenter’s sister.
Mary & Martha: The Shawl of Belief Artist's Interpretation: The sisters recall the resurrection of Lazarus and Christ’s call to belief. I used the idea of anointing and reflected it in the stoles, using the color and droplets of an anointing oil. Enlarged, you can see the individual droplets. Each shawl has a different pattern.
Mary Salome - Wife of Zebedee - Mother of James & John: The Shawl of Worship Artist's Interpretation: Her boys were called the “sons of thunder.” She worships Jesus, her nephew, boldly. There was no doubt in my mind that this image had to be one of a storm. I'd like to wear this shawl myself!
Row 2, Left to Right
Mary of Magdala: The Shawl of Transformation Artist's Interpretation: Mary talks about the total turnaround in her life. I immediately knew that I was going to create a shawl with butterflies.
Joanna and Pilate’s Wife: The Shawl of Sacrifice Artist's Interpretation: Joanna’s husband was the steward in Pilate’s house. She will talk about Pilate's wife’s warning. The colors purple symbolize warning. This banner can be ordered with one shawl per banner or with the two shawls together.I chose to create two totally different shawl patterns but both in purple. Pilate's wife's shawl is more sophisticated as I'm sure she would have had the means to employ artisans in any era. There is no fringe as I made the assumption that as Pilate's wife, she was not Jewish but was a follower of Christ. This is the other shawl I'd love to wear. I started off with a somewhat symmetrical image but decided that I preferred the asymmetrical design. To create Joanna's shawl, I originally created a nebula and then swirled the paint!
The women at the empty tomb: He Lives! Artist's Interpretation: Three women meet early on Sunday to talk about the preparation of Jesus’ body and are seen at the entrance to the empty tomb.