Our Lady of the Barren Tree
Oil on canvas
50" x 36"
These paintings are a metaphor for the struggle of my own experience to know Christ and seek to become more like his mother Mary.
The tree, the vine, the branches—these images evoke the memory of our mother Eve, whose disobedience was redeemed in the act of Mary's obedient "May it be to me as you have said." Through Mary's "yes," the shriveled tree of humanity bears fruit again, and through Christ is able to blossom into life and love again.