A SculptURed DialogUE of Suffering
What is the SculptURed Dialogue of Suffering?
It is ART portraying the connection and similarities that exist between the Crucifixion and the Holocaust. Art ignites dialogue. Dialogue creates understanding. The objective of this art project is to encourage and support individual reflection on human suffering and social justice. Follow up activities will vary by group but appropriate resources will be available.
The artist, Rick Wienecke, describes the Fountain of Tears as a sculptured dialogue of suffering between the Crucifixion and the Holocaust. The original art memorial, consists of 7 relief panels depicting the seven last statements of Jesus with seven life size bronze figures symbolizing the response and reflection of the Holocaust survivor.
The traveling art exhibit will include a large sculptured wall relief and bronze figure called, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” as well as a large sculpture entitled “The Butterfly” - A Child in the Crematorium, based on the book named ‘I never saw another butterfly’.
Alternatively - The Fountain of Tears “A Dialog of Suffering Between the Holocaust and the Crucifixion” Seven sculptured relief panels reflecting the last seven utterances from the crucifixion . . . Seven life size bronze figures symbolizing the response and reflection of the Holocaust survivor . . . Six pillars of stone for a memorial to the six million perished. The Fountain of Tears is based on the verses of Jeremiah, “Oh Lord that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears that I would weep day and night for the lost of my people.” This was a cry and prayer from Jeremiah, and it is also the artist’s prayer that the Lord God would remember the six million and pay back all that was taken from this people as a result of the Holocaust.
How do you experience the SculptURed Dialogue of Suffering?
Description of the intended experience - self reflection, education, etc.
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