|"Distracted" 12" by 16" oil on canvas panel|
Growing up in a Catholic home, I guess you could say I was "forced" to attend Mass with my family on Sundays and go to Catholic school for 12 years. (Believe me, I used those words and resented it at many times in my young life!) Resentment caused me to walk away from my faith for years and do things "my own way". Even though in later years, I go to a non-denominational Christian church here in Carlsbad, I am forever grateful for the parents I had who shared their Catholic faith with me and my brothers and sisters. I'm grateful I was "forced" to be a participant and to learn the story of the bible because in this world there are so many distractions! As I painted, I imagined being each of the members of the "crowd". I saw myself in every one; worried about my own comfort and protection, taking photos of events so I can "share" them, completely "missing" the point, "talking" while I should be "listening", not able to grasp what price was paid for my soul.
This will be an interactive stations of the cross that will take place Monday through Friday of Holy Week, from 10:00am-7:00pm. Over a dozen local artists will have contributed pieces that uniquely express each station, from the Last Supper to Jesus being placed in the tomb. It will be a silent and self-led experience that may take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to complete.
San Clemente Presbyterian Church
119 Avenida De La Estrella
San Clemente, CA 92672
phone: 949 492-6158