Tag Archives: Jesus

A Passion Tree


A Passion Tree, 1997, 2007, 2013, Mark A Hewitt. Wood, wire, paper, pencil, pastel.

The original intention was to create a piece that explored the crucifixion in an Australian context.
A devotional piece. That required close inspection being three dimension.
The cross and the tree are one. Physically the cross is a weathered tree root that was from a Eucalyptus tree that had been uprooted in a storm many years before so the root had been well weathered. Jesus body outlined with rusty fencing wire that makes the other part of the cross.
Old weathered barbed wire making the crown of thorns.

Passion Sunday, Good Friday

Cups, pots & kettles

Cups, pots & kettles. Mark A Hewitt 2012

Cups, pots & kettles ready to be washed. Jesus ministry and teaching was deep and meaningful yet his critics  kept with small minded things like the washing of cups, pots and kettles. Things have not changed as we are often caught up dealing with small minded issues when we are dealing with the big questions of life. Mk 7:4.
Mark 7:1-8,14-15, 21-23.   Pentecost 14 Yr B

Peace! Be Still!

Peace! Be Still!  Pastel & Acrylic, Mark A Hewitt. 20 June 2012

Mark 4:35-41. Jesus stills the waters from the boat with his words. Peace! Be Still! Here we see the words fused with the waters, calming the waters. We may be standing in darkness yet Jesus’ peace will flow around us.
Pentecost 4 Yr B

A cast of thousands, well not quite.

Nativity tableau.  Created by Mark Hewitt, Jane Horgan & Anne Hewitt.

Mary with infant Jesus & Shepherds in background.

Shepherds with angels in the background.

A flat pac nativity. Each week over Advent as the story unfolded a life size tablaue grew week by week out th efront of the worship space. Beginning with Mary & Elizabeth. Each week a member of the congregation was traced onto a large sheet of paper, their shape cutout of mdf board, a piece of fabric creatively added that refelcted who they were and a scene set reflective that part of the narrative. We started with 2 life size characters at the beginning of Advent to complete the scene on Christmas Day with 13 life size characters, all traced around members of the congregation. Each week the congregation intently studied each character to determine who of those gathered was it based upon.
Yr C