Artist: Judy Vars
Size: 16" X 20"
One of the most sacred icons of the Catholic Church is the Black Madonna and Christ child. Statues representing her are in Europe's most venerated shrines and cathedrals. My Black Madonna looks something like Oprah and the baby is a representation of Obama. My icon of these two icons is a contemporary peek into a spirutal window. My painting may be a little tongue in cheek, but was definitely not meant to be sacreligious.
The Black Madonna is worth getting to know she calls us to our depths, to living spiritually and radically on this planet and not superficially and unthinkingly. She calls us to enter into the depths of our pain, suffering and shared grief—not to run from it or cover it up with a myriad of addictions ranging from shopping to drugs and alcohol and superficial religion. She calls us to the depths of our creativity and to entertain the images that are born in and through us. And she calls us to the depths of transformation, of social, economic, gender, racial and eco justice and the struggle that must be maintained to carry on solidarity with the oppressed of any kind. The archetype of the Black Madonna is relevant today and Obama has been taken under her wing.
How to Buy: I accept checks, cash, and credit cards via PayPal. The latter is probably the easiest method -- and safest for both parties. If you would like to have my "Black Madonna and Obama" please send me an e-mail that includes your request, your mailing address, and most importantly, your e-mail address. I will then send an invoice to your e-mail address, and we go from there. Giclee prints will be made available.