Tuesday, March 27, 2012

new collage: lent 4 - 2012: the dead are alive!

"lent 4 - 2012: the dead are alive!"
mixed media collage on stretched box canvas (glue, acrylic paint, found papers, printed papers, sticker label)
march, 2012
gregory a. milinovich

for the fourth sunday in lent, i made a collage that dealt with our continued theme of the paradoxes of the Gospel.  for that sunday we were looking at the paradox of how the dead are alive (those who lose their lives will find them).  of course, the whole easter story points to this, with the normal cycle of life leading to death being turned upside-down and inside-out as Jesus shows that he is starting something new in which life leads to death leads to life.  maybe this is the ultimate paradox: that death in its cold, merciless finality is rendered powerless in the face of God's love. 

i thought i would illustrate this point with something colorful and bold, playing on the famous "love" logo and using the word "death" repeated over and over to form the letters of life.  out of death comes life. 

John 11:25-26Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

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