Our Lady of Walsingham
Artist Statement:This piece was created for the Church of St Luke in the Fields in NYC, and it is a processional banner. Seeing her carried in procession gives me great joy. She sways and ripples with a graceful fluidity that reminds me of God’s movement among us. The image follows the established iconography for representations of OLoW. She holds a lily, representing purity, and she wears the Anglo Saxon crown. Sitting in her lap, Jesus holds the Gospel with one hand and gestures his protection of us with the other. Our Lady is seated on a throne -- her feet rest on the “Toadstone of Evil,” a signal that Jesus has conquered evil.
bio: The Rev. Posey Krakowsky is a priest associate at the Church of the Ascension in Manhattan. She is also a quilt and fiber artist. Her work has been exhibited in a solo show at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church narthex gallery, in a previous ECVA exhibition, as well as at Union Theological Seminary.