Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Rejected

The Rejected. 
Ink on paper, 38.5"x72". MM.
This piece locates Christ among the downtrodden in India. The banyan tree is very special, and such trees have been the sites of trading under which merchants traded their wares, rested, and pr

ayed. Its under these trees that classes were conducted, women assembled and shared their lives, panchayats (village councils with five heads) and so forth. Here the Christ is not exactly in anguish, he is present, apparently floating but not pulled down by gravity — an apparition. He is present yet his presence is not apparent — it seems hidden. The little monkey, symbolizes rejected peoples much as Christ himself has been rejected.

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