Jesus, Maria y José
Jesus, Maria y José, 2005 (84" x 72" x 24") is a mixed media assemblage composed of two paintings (oil on canvas) a chair, medical tubing, an infant feeding bag, an IV pole, and a rosary. With this piece, I wish to draw the viewer into that conceptual space between perceived image and actual object, between what is believed to be there and what is in actuality there. This is the space of vulnerability and openness. The work itself is about and inspired by vulnerability; the fragility of the technology dependent infant relying on nourishment from above, the concentrated concern of the ostensibly impoverished parents of colour, the precarious maternal sacrifice of support in favour of her child, itself an act of faith.