St. John’s Church: The Phoenix Paintings

These almost life-sized masterpieces are a powerful depiction of suffering. They not only convey the suffering of Christ on the cross but also the desperateness of human anguish and despair often experienced in “feelings of abandonment and alienation.

The contorted yet beautiful figures connect with our humanity evoking profound sentiments. Nevertheless, like the mythical bird, the Phoenix, which destroyed itself only to rise again from the Ashes, the paintings also allude to the hope of resurrection,

The Phoenix Paintings