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Veronica Wipes The Holy Face

Lutheran, religious art, Indiana, liturgical textiles, church banner, liturgical commission, St. Veronica, devotional art.

Diptych on view at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Frankfort, IN. On the left The Holy Face is obscured by a scrim of metallic organza and protected by a frame of “metal”, quite correct and sanctified. The right-hand panel expands the frame, bringing us face to face with the Christ, and the imprinted veil almost billows out to us, a palpable talisman of compassion and belief.

Lutheran, religious art, Indiana, liturgical textiles, church banner, liturgical commission, St. Veronica, devotional art.

The main image. Inkjet print of a scan of a layered textile piece, embellished with machine stitched "thorns" and coral beads.

Lutheran, religious art, Indiana, liturgical textiles, church banner, liturgical commission, St. Veronica, devotional art.

Outside front, a loose interpretation of the wallpaper in the Master of Flemalle’s St.Veronica, as an aging fresco.

To read more about the thought behind and the construction of this piece, please go to here for interpretative detail, and here for how I built it.

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