Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Color sketch for a tarot deck card. This card, entitled "Kyrie Eleison" encouraged the recipient to the rely on the essential quality of the Universe- Love.  The strict Catholic interpretation of "Kyrie Eleison" is "Lord, have mercy on me." This is a very western, legalistic interpretation of the term, implying that the petitioner is in need of an acquittal. An alternative interpretation of the phrase (derived from the old Greek) can be: "Lord, soothe me, comfort me, take away my pain, show me your steadfast love."- less a legal argument and more an acknowledgement of God's steadfast Love. Yet to be published. Water color, gouache, 2003.

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