1. Jesus is condemned to death.
"In this collaborative piece, the Stations of the Cross are recontextualized and told as a contemporary tale of how we walk in the footsteps of Christ. As our peerless example, Christ helps us recognize when our brother or sister is in peril and how we as Christians must stand upon His Word and rise up against the injustices in our communities. Christ died for all of our sins; it was not limited by race, class, gender, or socio-economic status. On the third day He rose again as a fulfillment of the scripture and as evidence that we may go through trials individually and collectively, but the communal body of Christ is present and ready to receive the hurt, the lost, the confused, and the despised. It is my hope that this project will resonate as a symbol of how the body works together to meditate and pray over the issues embedded within ourselves and our community—thus inspiring a call to action.
The panels were cut into 14 random pieces, and each person was charged with creating a piece that reflected the specific station of Christ’s march to Calvary and related to their own personal journey. The central piece on each panel tells the story of a contemporary man being falsely accused and condemned to die by lethal injection. Further, the central panel was made red, representing the blood of Christ that covers us all in our trials, tribulations, and daily walk. The red drop is our enduring symbol of hope and the promise of renewal after our days upon this earth are done. Our story is a Christ story. Amen."
2. Jesus carries his cross.
3. Jesus falls for the first time.
4. Jesus meets his mother.
5. Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry his cross.
6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.
7. Jesus falls the second time.
8. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem.
9. Jesus falls a third time.
10. Jesus is stripped of his garments.
11. Jesus is nailed to the cross.
12. Jesus dies on the cross.
13. Jesus is taken down from the cross.
14. Jesus is laid in the tomb.
Finished installation at Sojourn Community Church.