And He was subject to them – Lauren Lopez

22 February, 2020

For 30 years, our Lord lived under the aegis of earthly parents. St Joseph and St Mary provide the best example of walking humbly with God. Their fiat, even when they did not fully comprehend, is astounding. So much of contemporary Christian art is bereft of obvious signs of Christendom that they differ little from secular pieces. This piece seeks to clearly represent God in His saints.
Inspired by Reni and iconography, this work honours the Creator by representing two of His greatest creatures. St Joseph, silent in the Gospels yet strong, protective and loving. St Mary, human yet full of grace, in humble submission to her husband. Halos represent their place in the story of Salvation.