Word Made Flesh – fine art print



This archival quality 8 x 9.5 inch print features Mary and Jesus after the Vladimir Madonna in rich jewel tones and metallic gold line work with German Scripture text background and collage application. The imagery from one of Christianity’s most beloved images, is a vibrant expression of devotion on a rich multi-layer background exploration of color and texture. Printed with archival inks on metallic archival quality paper by the artist.

Unframed optionArrives in a clear protective sleeve with certificate of authenticity. Print is signed by the artist. 

Framed optionArrives in a brushed gold metal frame 14 x 18 inches with bevel cut black mat, protective glass and certificate of authenticity. Print is signed by the artist.


Background: John 1
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. — John 1:4
And the Word was made flesh — John 1:9

I created this piece in conjunction with a blog series I wrote in at the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The blog series explores the disruption of the art and faith connection that came about during the Reformation. Pages of text copied from a Luther Bible I found at the local recycling center became the base for this collage piece. My intent was to restore a traditional icon image to each of the passages selected thereby reconnecting the Protestant faith (with its high regard for Scripture) to the Christian expressions of art it had abandoned.

This traditional icon image, after the Vladimir Madonna, is known as She Who Shows the Way (a nod to Christ having called himself the Way). In this piece I am reuniting it to the wonderful opening of John’s Gospel.

Note that Mary makes eye contact with the viewer and her hands gesture toward the Christ child in her arms. Her gaze asks… Do you know my son—the WAY?



Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 8 × 10 in
Framing option:

Unframed Print, Framed Print —gold metal frame/black mat

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