Christchild through a window, Mark Hewitt, Dec 1996. Mixed media, corrugated iron, wood, cotton, silver gelatine photographs, oil paint.
Luke’s account of the birth is simply put ‘And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger’ Luke 2:7 NRSV. This Christchild is set in an Australian setting as if looking into a shed through a window. This setting could be urban or rural as corrugated iron clad sheds are found in both. The Christchild is wrapped in a flour bag placed on a potato sack as Luke presents the Christ as food for the world.