Yeshua upon the Tree: a Terrible Beauty, an Immense Paradox

I pause and recognize that this may disturb some people. How the cross can be a thing of beauty is strange to those that are not its adherents. Those of the Faith view the suffering and death of Messiah as Divine love and mercy for all humanity. Indeed, it is a terrible beauty, an immense paradox.

What follows are ideas behind my art. I introduce the site with the black & white pencil version. Without color it seems raw and unprocessed, a better foundation for individual contemplation. At the end you can see painted versions of the art.