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Artist Statement

Artist Statement

Judith can be contacted by e-mail at judith@judithmcrae.com

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Jesus, Remember Me

My Catholic Christian spirituality is a very important part of my everyday life, and it often comes out in my art. Over the years, this collection of pictures has evolved from out of my wrestling, my exploring, and my wonder at this awesome Creator who gives us life and the means to celebrate our joy.

My thanks also to The Emmaus Group of Artists for providing opportunities to show a great many of these pieces.

Contact Judith at judith@judithmcrae.com to inquire. (Sizes are in inches. Estimated Values are in Canadian dollars.)

Resurrection DayWho Will Roll Away the Stone for Us?

"Resurrection Day" - March 20, 2015

Acrylic on Canvas

24x12 inches

Estimated Value: $300.00

Currently on loan to Dalhousie Mennonite Church.

Shows: The Easter Show - Dalhousie Mennonite Church, April 2015

Code: JRM19

"They had been saying to one another, 'Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?'" - March, 2015

Oil pastel on paper

10x8 inches

Estimated Value: $50.00

Currently on loan to Dalhousie Mennonite Church.

Shows: The Easter Show - Dalhousie Mennonite Church, April 2015

Code: JRM18

They Fished All Night Day and Night Without Ceasing The Holy One of Israel Jesus, Remember Me

"They Fished All Night" - 2014

Oil Pastel on Paper

12 x 9 inches

Estimated Value: $50.00

Show: "The Element of Line" - The House Coffee Sanctuary, November 7th to 28th. This was our last show at The House before it closed down.

I created the view of the bottom of the boat by looking at photos of boats on dry land that were turned upside down. The net is purely imaginary, as is the lone little fish who is deftly avoiding it.

CODE: JRM017

 

"Day and Night Without Ceasing"

Acrylic on Canvas

20x16 inches

Estimated Value: $400.00

Shows: "The Wedding Supper of the Lamb" - The House Coffee Sanctuary, October 5th to November 7th, 2014; Dalhousie Mennonite Church, November 24th to December 8th.

 

CODE: JRM016

"The Holy One of Israel" - 2013

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 36 inches

Estimated Value: $2500.00

Shows: "Who Do You Say That I Am" - The House Coffee Sanctuary, April 2013; First Lutheran Church, May to October 2013; Rocky Mountain College Library, October 2013 to March 2014; Dalhousie Mennonite Community Church, March 2014 to September 2014, currently at the Studio.

To Purchase: Due to its size, this piece must be picked up in person. Make an appointment with Judith by sending an e-mail to judith@judithmcrae.com

CODE: JRM015

"Jesus, Remember Me" - 2012

Acrylic on Canvas

10 x 8 inches

Estimated Value: $100.00

Show: "The Cross", March - April, 2012, Dalhousie Mennonite Community Church.

This is the scene that takes place immediately after Jesus' death on the Cross. Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimethea are taking Jesus' dead body away to bury it in Joseph's tomb. Adam's skull has been washed clean with the blood and water that poured out of Jesus' heart. St. Dismas is shouting to them that Jesus has promised him His kingdom. Gestas continues to curse.

CODE: JRM014

Come Away I Will Be With You SonrRise Calgary SonRise

"Come Away" - March, 2014

Oil Pastel on coloured paper

12 x 9 inches

Estimated Value: $50.00

Shows: "SonRise" - The House Coffee Sanctuary, March 28th – May 8th

While on retreat with some of the ladies of St. Peter's, one of the exercises was to meditate on the passage that describes Jesus taking the disciples with Him to a remote place to pray. I did this drawing while meditating.

CODE: JRM019

 

"I Will Be With You" - March, 2014

Charcoal drawing on coloured paper

6x8 inches

Estimated Value: $25.00

Shows: "SonRise" - The House Coffee Sanctuary, March 28th – May 8th

While on retreat with some of the ladies of St. Peter's, Father had created an Adoration Chapel for us, with a monstrance. While taking some time for quiet in there, I did this drawing of the monstrance.

CODE: JRM020

"Son Rise" - March, 2014

Oil Pastel on Canvas

11x14 inches

Estimated Value: $150.00

Shows: "SonRise" - The House Coffee Sanctuary, March 28th – May 8th

This painting was modeled from two found images; one is clip art of a sunrise and the other is clip art representing a view from the interior of Christ's tomb.

CODE: JRM021

"Calgary Sonrise" - February, 2014

Acrylic on Canvas

13x20 inches

Estimated Value: $260.00

Shows: "SonRise" - The House Coffee Sanctuary, March 28th – May 8th

This painting was modeled from two found images; one is clip art of a sunrise in Calgary and the other is clip art representing a view from the interior of Christ's tomb.

CODE: JRM022

Bishop Henry The Proclamation of the Gospel Eucharistic Procession Year of the Eucharist

Bishop Henry Blesses the People - 2005

Acrylic on Canvas

16x20 inches

Estimated Value: $150.00

As we were leaving Corpus Christi Church to process to St. Luke's, in the Corpus Christi parade, Bishop Henry blessed us all with the Monstrance.

CODE: JRM013

The Proclamation of the Gospel - 2005

Acrylic on Canvas

16x20 inches

Estimated Value: $150.00

This is a painting of Father Myles proclaming the Gospel reading at St. Mary's Cathedral. It's about his voice booming into the quiet, and the smell of the sun coming through the stained glass, combined with the smell of the dust from the concrete walls, faintly overlaid with the incense from a recent funeral.

CODE: JRM012

The Corpus Christi Procession - June 2005

Acrylic on Canvas

20 x 16 inches

Estimated Value: $200.00

This painting came out of the experience of walking with the Legion of Mary and carrying a banner through a Corpus Christi procession.

This painting is about feeling hot and thirsty, with aching knees from kneeling on the grass at each of the four stations, sore arms from holding up the banner while walking throughout the afternoon, and the joy of spending a few hours in the company of my Lord Jesus Christ, fully present in the Eucharist, out in the streets and parks of Calgary on a warm Sunday afternoon in June.

CODE: JRM011

Year of the Eucharist - March 2005

Acrylic on Canvas

14 x 18 inches

NOT FOR SALE

This painting was inspired by a child's drawing. We were running a poster contest for Fire in the Rose at Sacred Heart Church, when a child's drawing was turned in that inspired me to make this painting.

We ran these contests every spring for several years. Our topics for the contests typically were things like "Peace in our Family" or "Say NO to Bullying" but this particular child ignored the topic altogether and chose to celebrate the Year of the Eucharist. While we were unable to award any prize to the child, I was charmed by the artwork, and before returning it to him, I made a version of it that combines my style with the child's style for my own collection.

CODE: JRM010

Easter The Descent of the Holy Spirit something ... Eric's First Eucharist

Easter - 2001

Acrylic on canvas

20 x 16 inches

This piece was sold at a fundraiser for CUPS.

I created this piece on April 14th, 2001, the same day that I was received into the Catholic Church, along with its companion piece, "The Descent of the Holy Spirit."

CODE: JRM009

The Descent of the Holy Spirit - 2001

Acrylic on canvas

20 x 16 inches

Estimated Value: $400.00

Shows: "New Beginnings" at Rocky Mountain College, Autumn 2012

I created this piece on April 14th, 2001, the same day that I was received into the Catholic Church, along with its companion piece, "Easter."

CODE: JRM008

 The Road to Emmaus - 2000

Acrylic on canvas

20 x 16 inches

Estimated Value: $200.00

The tree in the background is the same Tree of Life that appears in my "Creation of Eve."

The star is the same star that appears to the Wise Men in my imagination. (I feel sure I've made a painting of that scene, but I'm not finding any record of it.)

Jesus is opening the Scriptures to the two disciples. I made the scroll look transparent to signify that he was making their meaning "transparent" to the disciples.

The figures are painted in my version of the style they used to use in my Sunday School books when I was a kid.

The story is about the second appearance of Christ after His resurrection. Two of his followers are running away from Jerusalem to Emmaus (approximately seven miles), because of His death. They are terrified and confused.

So Jesus does something quite remarkable - He gives them a kind of prototype of the Mass. First, he greets them and speaks with them. Then, He opens the Scriptures to them and proclaims the Gospel to them. Next, they invite Him to dine with them. Then, they recognize Him coming to them in the breaking of the bread and the pouring of the wine. His human appearance vanishes - He has become the bread and the wine. After partaking of this, the disciples lose their fear - they rush out to proclaim the Good News to everyone they meet - they run back to Jerusalem to tell the Eleven!

CODE: JRM007

Eric's First Eucharist - 2003

Acrlic on Canvas

14 x 18 inches

Estimated Value: $150.00

We were babysitting Hannah and Eric while their parents were away at a live-in retreat. Eric had recently made his First Holy Communion, and he made a drawing for me about his experience that inspired the painting you see here.

CODE: JRM006

Interior of Sacred Heart Church From Jesus' Sacred Heart Sacred Heart #4 Variation #1 Variation #2

 "Interior of Sacred Heart Church during Lent" - Spring, 1991

Graphite on paper

8 x 11 inches

Estimated Value: $25.00

I spent a quiet Friday afternoon drawing in the Church. This was the result.

CODE: JRM005

 "From Jesus' pierced Heart comes the life-giving stream of the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist. The grain of wheat, dying, becomes the new ear."

- 1993

Oil on hand-constructed canvas board

9 x 12 inches

Estimated Value: $100.00

The quotation is from a homily given by Father Myles Gaffney at the noon Mass at Sacred Heart Church on the Feast of the Sacred Heart in 1993.

I spent the whole summer meditating on this truth.

CODE: JRM004

 Sacred Heart #4 - 1996

Acrylic on particle board

9 x 12 inches

Estimated Value: $100.00

This is a continuation of my meditations on the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I sold three of these between 1993 and 1996. One of them went to Bruce MacDonald, a historian with the Public Library at that time, who was a good friend during this period of time, and very supportive of my painting.

CODE: JRM003

 "Resurrection" variation #1 - 2003

Photoshop collage on Kodak paper

8.5 x 11 inches

Estimated Value: $100.00

I hadn't actually intended for this to be a one-of-a-kind print, but I accidentally deleted the files before printing any more copies.

This is a meditation on the Resurrection. The little girls signify the women at the tomb; the dove signifies the Holy Spirit; a stained glass Jesus is rising out of the tomb with stained glass angels at his feet, to represent the retelling of the story down through the ages. The joggers in the top section signify the disciples, running away in fear.

CODE: JRM002

"Resurrection" variation #2 - 2003

Photoshop collage on Kodak paper

8.5 x 11 inches

Estimated Value: $100.00

I hadn't actually intended for this to be a one-of-a-kind print, but I accidentally deleted the files before printing any more copies.

This is a continuation of the meditation on the Resurrection. This time, Jesus is encountering Mary Magdalene in the garden. The dove remains, and so do the joggers.

CODE: JRM001