Mary Anne Carley
Dennis Di Vicenzo
Judy Gibson King
by Roger Beattie
Acryllic, 2007, 24" x 30"
Jubilate Deos – A day
of jubilation with hands raised in joy of the glorious resurrection. What
could more appropriately express this type of joy than the exuberance
of the Gospel singer on Easter morning?
I selected the Gospel singer because it visually
expresses praise; the shout for joy is projected from her uplifting
emphasis is on the large hands with fingers fully extended to express
the sensation of lifting towards the heavens. The expressive
mouth is in a shouting position rather than singing to express the
shout for joy. The Gospel singer is depicted still with the dark
Lenten purple robe and has her hands raised high in praise of the resurrected
Jesus. The visualization is that the singer just heard of the resurrection
news and did not have time to discard the Lenten garb. The Lenten
colors will be replaced by colors of joy and hope as indicted by the
bright white and yellow of the background and the small touch of blue
on each side is to indicate the hope of the resurrection.
Community: St. Paul’s Church,
Concord New Hampshire