Artwork #119

Dafne Walker

Permanezcan en Mi amor (Remain In My Love)

Acrylic and pastel on textured canvas, 2018

I have painted a purple shrouded boy and men in penitence during Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala in 2018. The penitents carried floats with visual images of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ during his passion and resurrection. Alongside, were prayers embroidered on fabric banners. I chose two for the painting. From left to right, they read: “Make me an instrument of your peace”, and “Where there is injury, your forgiveness, Lord". I did this work to portray a way of life open to everyone and to share this simple and touching prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.