On the Cross

Oil on Gessobord
18×36 inches
December 2013

On the Cross
On the Cross. Click to enlarge.

Painted over three days in 2013, this image depicts the Son of God bearing the weight of the world as he endures the most humiliating and painful death that man can inflict, and much more, all out of His love for us.

Even if you were the only person on earth, Jesus would still have died for you.

I created this piece to inspire contemplation and gratitude, telling the story through suggestion rather than focusing on the gore and ugliness so natural in such a brutal experience. While flagellation and crucifixion are monstrous, I believe that thoughtfulness changes lives more effectively than shock. The viewer can take it from there.

This is the first in a series of paintings depicting the death and resurrection of the Savior. The second is “In the Garden”.

The Easter Series of Paintings
Why does this Christ have short hair?

Next in the 2014 Easter series: “Triumphant”   >>