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
Forest of Dreams, people write their prayers on the streamers. Fans are situated on each corner where the streamers move around in the breeze.
Wind station prayers for the people.
Earth Station prayers for the people.
A sand pit where people contemplate the sand moving through their fingers as they pray for people or situations.
Before the cross prayers of confession are offered.
Earth station confession. Quarterly@5.30 service.
Prayer Tree during Advent 2007 at Spicer uniting Church St Peters South Australia.
Each week over the Advent season people wrote their prayers onto shapes that were added to the tree. Each week a different focus for the prayer & a different shape & colour. Each week the tree grew in its fullness & richness.
Yr A / Yr C