Roberta Karstetter

Agnus Dei - Lamb of God

3-D Assemblage Art

Artist Statement: The word on the plate is Hebrew for Pesach: “Passover”. The theme of Passover is one of salvation by the atoning blood of a perfect spotless lamb. In Genesis 22:8 the promise was “God would provide Himself a lamb.” Jesus is that promised sacrificial Lamb. (John 1:29 & 36)

During a Seder Meal, four cups of wine are consumed. Each cup is symbolic; in this assemblage one cup holds an egg, one of the foods on a Seder plate, symbolizing new life and/or renewal. In this assemblage another cup holds a globe; the sacrifice Jesus made was for the whole world. Around the frame are touches of red, symbolic of the blood of the sacrificial lamb on the doorposts on the 1st Passover night. (Exodus 12:12-13)

The background of the assemblage contains a map of Judah and Israel, and a 1498 drawing of “Vitruvian Man” by Leonardo DaVinci. Some say his drawing symbolizes man as a measure of all things; in medical fields as a holopathic approach to wellness. Leonardo believed the workings of the human body to be an analogy for the workings of the universe. Since Jesus is fully human and fully divine, it seemed to fit. The candle in the center symbolizes Jesus as the Light of the world. (John 8:12).

bio: Having tried different mediums in art, I most enjoy using unique, eclectic objects, working the objects together in an expression, or thought, that evokes emotion, and a sense of "Ah-Ha!". Much of my assemblage art takes a light hearted look at things or events, but many offer a deeper, reflective view of the spiritual, and our journey with God, and each other.

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