Description This piece is a meditation over John 19:31- 37. Glass is a representation of Jesus and the two criminals who were being crucified. The soldiers broke the legs of the criminals to hasten their deaths (hence the two different pictures of broken glass). The golden picture with the broken glass represented the criminal who recognized who Jesus was and was saved before he died while the other image with the black background represents the criminal who mocked Jesus (Luke 23:39-43) When the soldiers got to Jesus, they found that he was already dead. One soldier pierced the side of Jesus and blood and water came out. Jesus is the vase in the middle of the picture, filled with blood and water, but unbroken as was prophesied in the old testament. The text is John 19:31-37.
Cara Gabriel, Cleveland Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement Cara is an artist from Cleveland, Ohio who has loved the colors of the world for as long as she can remember. Bright, bold, soft and muted, she enjoys them all. In 2007, Cara moved to Hamilton, New Zealand to live, work, and travel on a year long working holiday. During her time in New Zealand she was incredibly stretched in her creativity. She enjoyed walking through the peaceful countryside as well as relaxing on the beaches, and enjoyed the overall laid back atmosphere of the country. The rich colors of New Zealand have encouraged her in developing her photography skills and inspired her to paint with more vibrancy. Since returning to America, Cara has enjoyed using her experiences as inspiration for her art.
"I paint as though it's the air I breathe. Music is my heartbeat. I sing. I dance. I read. I write. I listen. I watch. I think. I love. I am inspired by much." -Cara