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Artist: Robin Oden

Medium: Oil on canvas

Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross

Artist’s Statement

The view is one of Jesus peering down his arm to view the crucified robber. His mother is at his side. The twisted body of the penitent thief reflects the tragedy of the moment. The duality of both realism and abstracted forms is meant to show the agony and the beauty of the promise. This painting is an interpretation of a former drawing by my grandfather. The color has been changed to desert colors and some things have been left out. Painting this station has more meaning for me because it is an homage to the previous artist. It encourages us to put ourselves in their places.

Conversation with the artist

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