My intaglio print Miriam was awarded Third Prize. Miriam is the elder sister of Moses and a prophetess, first mentioned in Exodus. To escape genocide, she led the Jews, women and children, singing and dancing across the Red Sea - this was the 1st time music was mentioned in the Bible. The name Miriam is also transliterated as Mariam or Maria (Wikipedia) or Mary. There are several Marys in the Bible, such as Mary the Mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, who was Jesus’ follower and was the first to discover the empty tomb and be a witness to his resurrection. My Miriam piece is a feminist statement, made to honor the many nameless, invisible strong and important every-day women who play a critical role in society and our personal lives.
Benedictine Center of St Paul’s Monastery, Maplewood, MN.
Sacred art contributes to keeping us mindful of God’s abiding presence. The annual Seeing God Juried Exhibit features contemporary artists who work in that spirit.