Those That Mourn

Those That Mourn

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Acrylic on Paper, 116 x 71cm



‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted’ (Matt. 5/4). The main shapes contain broken, distressed forms (one like a corpse). Each is topped with a black shroud. Paint runs like tears, and appears to be mopped up by the yellow, sponge-like shapes below. This mourning is for sin as much as for death; for in the Old Testament, people wore sackcloth and ashes, either to repent of sin or to mourn the death of a loved one.

This is from a series of nine paintings and one conceptual sculpture - 'Attitudes' - based on the Beatitudes.
Heart SongFaithHopeLoveDream Dreams
Three in One designThree in One triptychBody of ChristHead of ChristCreation Sea
Creation SunWind of the Spirit XLOur Lady Protectress of the Unborn ChildThe Things That Are NotThose That Mourn
The Meek Shall InheritHunger & ThirstThe MercifulPure in HeartPeacemakers
Persecuted/InsultedJubilate!The SowerThe Darkness Has Not Understood ItGate