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The Fig Tree Canticle

Here’s a painting, or actually two paintings, that I’ve been working on for the last few weeks.  They’re really meant to be an entry into prayer, a meditation on Luke 13 and Mark 11, on the apocalyptic imagery in Jesus’s language and the call to redemption.  Many of the visual ideas come from the Rothschild Canticles, the late medieval prayer book that I’m absolutely fascinated by.  The figure on the right is from a photo that appeared in F.A.M.E. NYC Magazine, of a businessman fleeing ground zero on September 11th, 2001.  I couldn’t find an attribution, and don’t know who took it, but appreciate the photographer and the image.

fig tree canticle painting